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Add Equal Earth projection #870

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jdugge opened this Issue Aug 18, 2018 · 3 comments

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jdugge commented Aug 18, 2018

Add support for the Equal Earth projection, which will be included in PROJ 5.2.0 (OSGeo/proj.4/issues/1085).

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rouault commented Aug 18, 2018

Due to http://gdalbarn.com, projection support in GDAL / PROJ is going to be in flux, so it might not be worth adding the support the current way it is done for now.
As a workaround you can use "+proj=eqearth +wktext" to pass the string unmodified to PROJ (the key is to use +wktext)

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jdugge commented Aug 19, 2018

Ah yes, with +wktext the projection can be used in QGIS without modifying GDAL. Excellent, thank you!

I guess this issue can be closed then?

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rouault commented Aug 19, 2018

Let it open for now so that we can use it as a reminder to check if that properly works once all the gdalbarn work has been done

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