[kde-edu]: Added support for MGRS

Gleisner Carl carl.gleisner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 10:46:43 CEST 2009


as part of our project (MilOS) I've added support for MGRS notation of  
coordinates in Marble. MGRS is the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_grid_reference_system 
">Military Grid Reference System (Wikipedia)</a>.

You can download my MGRS-lib which is based on the National Geospatial- 
Intelligence Agency's <a href="http://earth-info.nga.mil/GandG/ 
geotrans/"> GEOTRANS</a>. It compiles on FreeBSD 7.2 with GNU Make  
(working on portability). The makefile is probably sloppy but life is  
just one big tutorial right?

The library lives here <a href="http://carl-johansson.com/milos/libmgrs.tar.gz 

And the patch lives here <a href="http://carl-johansson.com/milos/mgrs.patch 

What I'm currently working on (pointers/help appreciated):
  - Choosing MGRS notation form the settings panel
  - Regex 5 for the fromString-function

Though somebody probably knows how to to this properly.

This is all good for our project _but_ also gives the added advantage  
of UTM notation (something that Google Earth has but Marble doesn't).

I hope you like it!
Carl Gleisner

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