MIMEE

Geodesical Converter for GTK

"Mimee, why did you disappear
from the ship ?

Because you, as the
navigator, did not return,

my friends are in trouble."

(Leiji Matsumoto)

my friends are in trouble."

(Leiji Matsumoto)

Mimee is a Gtk program which can convert geographical coordinates between various datums and formats. Coordinates formats supported are :

- Latitude and longitude in decimal degrees, degrees and decimal minutes, degrees-minutes-seconds, or grads
- Geocentric (or Cartesian) coordinates (XYZ)
- UTM
- Transverse Mercator, Oblique Mercator, and Conic.

Extract the package into your home directory. A mimee folder will be created, containing 3 sub-directories :

- bin : contains the executable file "mimee", supporting and data files
- src : contains the source code of the program, in case you need to compile/modify it
- doc : contains the documentation

$ ./mimee

You will see some error messages telling what is wrong. Usually it shoud be some missing library packages. Once installed, Mimee should work fine.

If you absolutely can't launch the executable, you will probably need to compile the sources. Open a terminal window inside the src directory and type :

$ ./make

A new executable binary file will be created and copied into the bin directory. If make fails, read the messages inside the terminal. Usually it is because it lacks you some library dev packages, that you will have to install from your distribution repositories.

- Select input (system1) and output (system2) grid and datum with scrolling lists

- Enter input coordinates in system 1 column. Type the return key to go to the next field

- If UTM grid is selected, enter UTM zone number and choose N or S (North or South)

- Click 'Run' button.

- 'Clear' button clears all fields.

2- Fields definition :

- E : East plane coordinate or Longitude or X geocentric coordinate

- N : North plane coordinate or Latitude or Y geocentric coordinate

- he : ellipsoidal height or Z geocentric coordinate

- UTM : UTM zone number (appears only if UTM grid is selected).

3- Input and output coordinates format :

- West longitude and South latitude must be negative

- Degrees and decimal Minutes : DD.MMmmm

18°06.356' is written 18.06356

- Degrees-Minutes-secondes : DD.MMSSsss

18°06'03.356" is written 18.0603356

4- UTM Lock :

It is possible to force the result to be calculated in a given UTM zone. This could be useful when you are located near the border between two zones. To do this enter the chosen zone number in System 2 UTM field, then check the 'lock' box.

TOOLBAR

Load favorites : load datums and grids formerly saved with "Save Favorites" icon

Save favorites : save the current datum and grid selection

Top of Lists : display the first items of scrolling lists (WGS 84 and D.dddd)

Copy to Left : move result to System 1 column and invert system 1 and 2

Info : basic informations.

"A" : here you can choose the number of digit to be diplayed after the decimal point. "A" stands for Automatic : 8 digits for geographic coordinates and 3 digits for other.

Grilles.txt parameters :

All angles are in degrees

1 : Name

2 : Type - the following types are currently supported :

3 : Lon0 - longitude of origin

4 : Lat0 - latitude of origin

5 : k0 - scale factor

6 : E0 - East plane coordinate at origin (meters)

7 : N0 - North plane coordinate at origin (meters)

8 : p1 :

10 : p3 :

2 : Type - the following types are currently supported :

. Tranverse Mercator (TM).

. Conic (CO)

. Oblique Mercator (OM)

. Grads (GR)

. Conic (CO)

. Oblique Mercator (OM)

. Grads (GR)

3 : Lon0 - longitude of origin

4 : Lat0 - latitude of origin

5 : k0 - scale factor

6 : E0 - East plane coordinate at origin (meters)

7 : N0 - North plane coordinate at origin (meters)

8 : p1 :

- CO : 1st standard parallel

- OM : azimuth of the center line passing through the centre of projection

9 : p2 :- OM : azimuth of the center line passing through the centre of projection

- CO : 2nd standard parallel

- OM : rectified bearing of the center line (usually p1=p2)

- OM : rectified bearing of the center line (usually p1=p2)

10 : p3 :

- CO : correction on spherical
longitude (rarely used)

- OM :

- OM :

1 : Hotine Oblique Mercator

2 : Standard Oblique Mercator

2 : Standard Oblique Mercator

Datums.txt parameters :

- datums transformation parameter signs
are local to
WGS 84.

- angles are in radians, distances in meters

- angles are in radians, distances in meters

1 : Name

2 : a - semi major axis of the ellipsoïd

3 : 1/f - inverse of the flattening of the ellipsoïd

4,5,6 : dX,dY,dZ - translation in X, Y, Z

7 : D - scale factor

8,9,10 : rX,rY,rZ - rotations around X, Y, Z axis.

2 : a - semi major axis of the ellipsoïd

3 : 1/f - inverse of the flattening of the ellipsoïd

4,5,6 : dX,dY,dZ - translation in X, Y, Z

7 : D - scale factor

8,9,10 : rX,rY,rZ - rotations around X, Y, Z axis.

- Datum shift computation is made with a simplified 7-parameters Helmert transformation. When rotation angles are higher or equal to 1E-4 radians, transformation will no longer be reversible.

- 23 march 2008 : 0.9 - release
- 27 may 2014 : 1.1 - some seg. fault fixed

LICENSE

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

Pierre Brial

zipang@orange.fr

St-Gilles-les-Hauts, 27 may 2014