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Subject: RE: [emergency-gis] Professional Surveyor Archives.htm

Sorry, I thought I was sending the article not the archives.
The article I'm discussing from this archives is:

  "Observations on Positions: Good Intentions . . . Bad Idea"



> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Danko [mailto:DDanko@esri.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 1:46 PM
> To: 'EM GIS SC'
> Subject: [emergency-gis] Professional Surveyor Archives.htm
>  <<Professional Surveyor Archives.htm>> 
> Relative to the CAP standard's use of WGS 84 and the desire 
> of some to allow
> any Coordinate Reference System (CRS). As you can see from 
> this article the
> US DoD has learned to standardize with this CRS.
> I know in North America we don't have the transformation 
> weakness they have
> in Afghanistan, but there is still no international standards for
> transformation parameters (going from one Coordinate 
> Reference System to
> another).
> I think it's best if CAP sticks with WGS 84, and if we add 
> the capability to
> use others - it's optional and at the users risk.
> Dave

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