Accession Number : ADA323733

Title :   Handbook for Transformation of Datums, Projections, Grids and Common Coordinate Systems.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for May 91-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Gloeckler, Frederick ; Joy, Richard ; Simpson, Justin ; Specht, Daniel ; Ackeret, James

PDF Url : ADA323733

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : This document provides Army organizations and agencies with general guidance on selecting the appropriate methods for shifting between local geodetic datums and the World Geodetic System (WGS), and for converting Cartesian and map projection coordinates to and from geodetic coordinates. This guidance is provided to aid the Army community in selecting datum shift algorithms, in developing, selecting, and maintaining software using these algorithms, and in implementing this software to support operational units. Equations are furnished for map projections and datums commonly used within the Army, and references are provided for other, less commonly encountered, map projections and datums.

Descriptors :   *GEODESICS, *MAP PROJECTION, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DATA MANAGEMENT, ACCURACY, GRIDS(COORDINATES), ERROR ANALYSIS, SCALING FACTOR, ARMY, HANDBOOKS, MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS), GEOIDS, STEREOMAPPING, CARTESIAN COORDINATES, CONFORMAL MAPPING.

Subject Categories : Geodesy
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE