A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2019 Oct 3, 08:13 -0700
Frank you wrote: the name "Transverse Mercator" is like clickbait. You don't need the Transverse Mercator projection for anything except understanding certain old standards for mapping applications.
Please don’t tell the UK’s Ordnance Survey. Nearly all their large scale maps are developed from a transverse Mercator projection around the 2W meridian with a datum based upon the Airy 1830 ellipsoid, a projection particularly suited to long thin countries. They still sell millions of paper copies a year as well as producing digital versions. DaveP