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Krovak Projection

This projection is used in the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the name 'Krovak' projection. The geographic coordinates on the ellipsoid are first reduced to conformal coordinates on the conformal (Gaussian) sphere. These spherical coordinates are then projected onto the oblique cone and converted to grid coordinates. The pseudo standard parallel is defined on the conformal sphere after its rotation, to obtain the oblique aspect of the projection. It is then the parallel on this sphere at which the map projection is true to scale; on the ellipsoid it maps as a complex curve.

Krovak Projection
Krovak Projection


Required Parameters

To convert Krovak coordinates, the following parameters have to be set: