Extract rainfall data from radar files in stereographic projection given lat/lon coordinates

When you are a kid you often stumble upon these stories of pirates seeking a hidden chest in a remote island. The pirates embark on an adventure full of perils to find the treasure using the coordinates of a worn map. I always found fascinating how these numbers, degrees, minutes and seconds, could pinpoint a location on Earth’s crust and provide the pirates with a valuable bounty. Reality is a bit more prosaic and over time, geographers have sophisticated the way we represent geographic information.