[Gvsig_english] Set EPSG:4326 as default CRS for new views (gvSIG feature requests #753)

Francisco José Peñarrubia fpenarru at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 10:53:37 CEST 2012


And I think there is not real problem. When stable release is out, there 
will be also a portable version, and it may be configured easy with the 
EPSG of your choice (just in case you are distributing it for the first 
time. You always has the possibility to change it in Preferences).

Best regards.


El 15/06/2012 10:49, Benjamin Ducke escribió:
> Hi Antonio,
> the problem with geodetic coordinate systems like
> EPSG:4326 vs. cartesian systems is that the two
> are of a completely different nature. Whichever one
> you choose, you cannot use it to work with data from
> the other group. No way to be neutral about that.
> I, for example, very rarely use lat/lon systems like
> ESPG:4326, but I do use a lot of different Cartesian
> systems. With the default of EPSG:23030, although it
> is not the system I need, I can get a Cartesian system
> and that's good enough for quickly loading some
> datasets and doing a bit of work on them. With EPSG:4326,
> I would have to switch the system first each and every
> time. The fact that EPSG:4326 covers a larger area of
> the world does not help me at all, because my work is
> always limited to some geographic region.
> I imagine that I am not the only one with that issue.
> Some software, like ArcGIS, tries to guess the CRS
> to use by looking at coordinate ranges: if the values
> are relatively small, it will assume lat/lon. This
> automatism has never worked for me and always been
> a pain in the a... .
> So whatever way you look at it, there is no easy solution.
> GIS users must learn about different CRS and they must
> learn how to switch and reproject between them.
> Cheers,
> Ben

Fran Peñarrubia

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