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Iceberg reaches end-of-life on 30th November 2020. If you are running jobs on Iceberg then you need to take urgent action to ensure that your jobs/scripts will run on ShARC or Bessemer. If you have never used ShARC or Bessemer then now is the time to test your scripts. Not all software on Iceberg is available on ShARC/Bessemer.


PROJ.4 consists of programs and a library for managing cartographic projections.


By running

$ module load libs/gcc/6.2/proj/4.9.3


  • add several PROJ.4 programs to your PATH environment variable

  • allow other programs to make use of (dynamically link against) the PROJ.4 library

You can run proj to test that you are running the required version

$ proj
Rel. 4.9.3, 15 August 2016
usage: proj [ -bCeEfiIlormsStTvVwW [args] ] [ +opts[=arg] ] [ files ]


Standard man pages are available for the provided commands/functions cs2cs, geod, proj, geodesic and pj_init.

These can be viewed using e.g.

$ man proj

Installation notes

This section is primarily for administrators of the system.

Version 4.9.3

PROJ.4 4.9.3 was compiled with v6.2.0 of the GCC compiler suite.

  1. cd to a scratch directory.

  2. Download, build and install PROJ.4 using :download`this script ( </iceberg/software/install_scripts/libs/gcc/6.2/proj/4.9.3/>`. Files are installed into /usr/local/packages6/libs/gcc/6.2/proj/4.9.3/

  3. Install this modulefile as /usr/local/modulefiles/libs/gcc/6.2/proj/4.9.3