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Autodesk Geography Tool Goes Open Source

“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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