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Autodesk Geography Tool Goes Open Source

Sep 26, 2007, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Autodesk on Tuesday announced it will release as open-source software a tool that can convert geographic coordinate data from one format to another. If you're not a map nut, that's the challenge one might encounter switching, for example, from latitude and longitude to Universal Transverse Mercator--or from geocentric latitude to geodetic latitude, for that matter.

"The software, acquired from Mentor Software and used within Autodesk products already, supports more than 3,000 coordinate systems, the company said..."

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