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WorldToEcef and EcefToWorld free functions

Cédric Traizet requested to merge world_to_ecef_free_function into develop


GeocentricTransform<TDirectionOfMapping, TScalarType> is a otb::Transform that can be used to transform geographic points to and from ECEF points.

In some cases it is interesting to perform the conversion without having to instantiate a transform object, for example if only one conversion is required. This MR implements otb::Projection::WorldToEcef and otb::Projection::EcefToWorld as free function. These functions are used internally by GeocentricTransform

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Implementation Details

The functions are implemented in Modules/Core/Transform/GeocentricTransform.h/hxx and are templated over the scalar type and over a struct holding the ellipsoid parameters used for the computations. By default the WGS84 ellispoid parameters (new struct otb::Projection::WGS84Ellispoid) are used. Prior to this merge request, these parameters were stored in GeocentricTransform

Additionally, this MR removes useless map projection instantiation in the GeocentricTransform constructor, which is now defaulted.


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Edited by Cédric Traizet

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