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From "ndangoh joseph suh (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SIS-212) Coordinate operation methods to implement
Date Sun, 13 Mar 2016 01:26:33 GMT


ndangoh joseph suh commented on SIS-212:

Hi Martin,

        My name is Ndangoh Joseph S, a third year undergraduate in the university of Buea
Cameroon, studying computer software engineering. I found this project interesting and i will
like to participate in gsoc 2016 to contribute to this project.

I have good programming skills in java, java spring framework, javascript and c. I am currently
working in an emerging startup, Skylabase Enterprize(, as a software

I have read the project idea and have seen the open issues and also the appreciable work you
have done. I am going through the documentation here, inorder
to understand the project better.

Please guide me on what to do next.

Ndangoh Joseph.

> Coordinate operation methods to implement
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: SIS-212
>                 URL:
>             Project: Spatial Information Systems
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Referencing
>    Affects Versions: 0.6
>            Reporter: Martin Desruisseaux
>            Assignee: Martin Desruisseaux
>              Labels: gsoc2016, java, mentor
>             Fix For: 0.6, 0.7
> This is an umbrella task for some coordinate operation methods not yet supported in Apache
SIS. Coordinate operations include _map projections_ (e.g. Transverse Mercator, Lambert Conic
Conformal, _etc._), _datum shifts_ (e.g. transformations from NAD27 to NAD83 in United States),
transformation of vertical coordinates, _etc_. We can of course not list all possible formulas
that we do not support, but this JIRA task lists at least some of the operations listed in
the EPSG guidance notes.
> The main material for this work is the EPSG guidance notes, which can be downloaded freely
from the following site:
> {panel}
> IOGP Publication 373-7-2 – Geomatics Guidance Note number 7, part 2
> Coordinate Conversions and Transformations including Formulas
> {panel}
> Google summer of code students interested in this work would need to be reasonably comfortable
with the Java language (but not necessarily with the JDK library at large, since this work
uses relatively few JDK classes outside {{Math}}), and in mathematic. In particular, this
work requires a good understanding of _affine transforms_: their representation as a matrix,
and how to map a term in a formula to a coefficient in the affine transform matrix.
> Apache SIS has one advanced feature which is not easily found in popular geospatial software
or text books: the capability to compute the _derivative_ (or more precisely, the _Jacobian_)
of a transformation at a given point. Implementation of this feature requires the capability
to find the analytic derivative of a non-linear formula and to simplify it.
> Implementations of those formulas take place in one of the {{org.apache.sis.referencing.operation}}
sub-packages ({{projection}} or {{transform}}). Implementations of JUnit test happen partially
in Apache SIS, and partially in the ["conformance module" of the GeoAPI project|],
if possible through the Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software (GIGS) tests.

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