[osgeo-ph] Fwd: [gdal-dev] PROJ 4.8.0 Released

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[osgeo-ph] Fwd: [gdal-dev] PROJ 4.8.0 Released

maning sambale
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From: Frank Warmerdam <[hidden email]>
Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:25 AM
Subject: [gdal-dev] PROJ 4.8.0 Released
To: "PROJ.4 and general Projections Discussions" <[hidden email]>
Cc: mapserver-dev <[hidden email]>, gdal dev
<[hidden email]>, [hidden email], PostGIS
Development Discussion <[hidden email]>


Folks,

I am pleased to announce the release of PROJ 4.8.0.  This is a
major new feature release and collects all the work done since
the PROJ 4.7.0 release in September 2009.  The NEWS file includes
these major items:

 * Added the Natural Earth projection.
 * Added HEALPIX, rHEALPIX and Icosahedral Snyder Equal Area projections.
 * nad2bin now produces "CTable2" format grid shift files by default which
  are platform independent.
 * nad2nad removed, use cs2cs for datum shift operations.
 * projects.h no longer installed as a public include file.  Please try to
   only use proj_api.h.
 * Add pj_get_spheroid_defn() accessor.
 * Added an alternate version of pj_init() that takes a projCtx (execution
   context) structure to address multithreading issues with error management
   and to provide a support for application hookable error reporting and
   logging.
 * Upgrade to EPSG 7.9.  Some changes in ideal datum selection.
 * JNI bindings reworked, org.proj4.Projections deprecated in favor of
   org.proj4.PJ.
 * Added preliminary vertical datum support.
 * Fix various multithreading issues, particular in datum grid handling code.
 * Added support for the +axis= option for alternate axis orientations as
   part of a coordinate system (used for TM South Orientated support).
 * +proj=omerc implementatioin replaced with code from libproj4.  +rot_conv
   flag no longer works, and some coordinate systems (ie. Malaysian) will
   need to use +gamma instead.  "epsg" init file updated accordingly.

More detailed information on work can be found in the ChangeLog file at:

 http://svn.osgeo.org/metacrs/proj/tags/4.8.0/proj/ChangeLog

The source code can be found at:

 http://download.osgeo.org/proj/proj-4.8.0.tar.gz
 http://download.osgeo.org/proj/proj-4.8.0.zip

Best regards,
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