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GSP 270: Local vs. Earth-Centered Datums


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If the current geographic coordinate system is the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) or other GRS80-based GCS, then transformation is probably not required, as the GCS is almost identical to WGS84. See the instructions below for installations with 9.3 Service Pack 1, or, if SP1 cannot be applied, the instructions for servers without SP1.

A datum feature is usually an important functional feature that needs to be controlled during measurement as well.

The USNG system does not make this letter shift, but does require that the datum be specified. On a USGS topographic map the datum information is in the fine print at the bottom left of the map. There may be information on how many meters to shift a position to convert it to NAD 83. Think of this as the error that will be introduced if you leave your GPS unit set to WGS 84. A dashed cross in the SW and NE corners of the map gives a visual indication of the difference between the two datums.

How many datums are there?

The three common datums in use in the Continental United States are: NAD 27 CONUS - North American Datum of 1927 for the Continental United States (Common on older USGS maps)

For example, State Plane coordinate systems can be referenced to either NAD83 and NAD27 geodetic datums. As space based surveying came into use, a standardized datum based on the center of the earth and an ellipsoid the was a good fit to the entire surface of the earth was developed. The Global Positioning System uses an earth centered datum called the World Geodetic System 1984 or WGS 84. WGS 84 was adopted as a world standard from a datum called the North American Datum of 1983 or NAD 83. There is typically only a meter or two difference between WGS 84 and NAD 83 in the Continental United States.

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What are the 3 types of tolerances?

Three basic tolerances that occur most often on working drawings are: limit dimensions, unilateral, and bilateral tolerances. Three basic tolerances that occur most often on working drawings are: limit dimensions, unilateral, and bilateral tolerances.

The geodetic datum is an integral part of projections. A datum describes the shape of the Earth in mathematical terms. A datum defines the radius, inverse flattening, semi-major axis and semi-minor axis for an ellipsoid. The North American datum of 1983 (NAD 83) is the United States horizontal or geometric datum.

To use the reference datum for finding elevations at a place of interest, a monument needs to be physically located and leveling has to start from the monument. A geodetic vertical datum uses one or more fixed points as the starting reference for establishing a network of benchmarks or vertical control points.

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The last latitude band, "X", is extended an extra 4 degrees, so it ends at 84°N latitude, thus covering the northernmost land on Earth. Latitude bands are not a part of UTM, but rather a part of the military grid reference system (MGRS).[7] They are however sometimes used.

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Horizontal Reference Datum

These are often referred to as dynamic or kinematic coordinates. Therefore it is important that coordinates in terms of WGS84 have a time associated with them, especially where the best levels of accuracy are required. Department of Defense (DoD) and is defined by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) (formerly the Defense Mapping Agency, then the National Imagery and Mapping Agency). WGS 84 is used by DoD for all its mapping, charting, surveying, and navigation needs, including its GPS "broadcast" and "precise" orbits. WGS 84 was defined in January 1987 using Doppler satellite surveying techniques.

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For example, on a car's wheel, the lug nut holes define a bolt circle that is a datum from which the location of the rim can be defined and measured. This matters because the hub and rim need to be concentric to within close limits (or else the wheel will not roll smoothly). The concept of datums[Note 1] is used in many fields, including carpentry, metalworking, needlework, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), aviation, surveying, and others.

A vertical datum is a surface of zero elevation to which heights of various points are referenced. Traditionally, vertical datums have used classical survey methods to measure height differences (i.e. geodetic leveling) to best fit the surface of the earth. Horizontal Time Dependent Positioning (HTDP) software allows for estimation of horizontal displacement and velocities related to crustal motion in U.S. and its territories.

  • Today, there are hundreds of different datums in use; but, they are all either horizontal or vertical in their orientation.
  • Projected coordinate systems are based on geographic coordinates, which are in turn referenced to a datum.
  • For instance, if your datum A is able to control degrees of freedom but for some reason you only want it to control 2, you can totally do that.
  • If you’re serious about geocaching, than you’ve probably heard of benchmark hunting.

How does curing affect the strength of concrete?

In GD&T, maximum material condition (MMC) refers to a feature-of-size that contains the greatest amount of material, yet remains within its tolerance zone. Some examples of MMC include: Largest pin diameter.

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How Datum Features are Shown on a Drawing

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Since reference datums can have different radii and different center points, a specific point on the Earth can have substantially different coordinates depending on the datum used to make the measurement. There are hundreds of locally developed reference datums around the world, usually referenced to some convenient local reference point.

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How is a datum target area represented on a drawing?

A datum reference or just datum is some important part of an object—such as a point, line, plane, hole, set of holes, or pair of surfaces—that serves as a reference in defining the geometry of the object and (often) in measuring aspects of the actual geometry to assess how closely they match with the nominal value,

NAD27 Datum vs NAD83 Datum

The planar axis for B intersects plane A at plane A, not above it. The planar axis for C intersects planes A and B and creates the point of origin for the axis system.

Each tidal station is referenced to fixed and stable benchmarks on land. In this picture you can see two different ellipsoids approximating the shape of the geoid.

An incorrect datum, can put you hundreds of meters from your actual position

North American Datum of 1983 is based on the reference ellipsoid GRS80 which is physically larger than NAD27’s Clarke ellipsoid. The GRS80 reference ellipsoid has a semi-major axis of 6,378,137.0 meters and a semi-minor axis of 6,356,752.3 meters. This compares to the Clarke ellipsoid with a semi-major axis of 6,378,206.4 m and semi-minor axis of 6,356,583.8 meters. NAD83 corrects some of the distortions from NAD27 over distance by using a more sense set of positions from terrestrial and Doppler satellite data. NAD83 is a geocentric datum (referenced to the center of Earth’s mass) offset by about 2 meters.

This is the official horizontal datum for use in the North and Central American geodetic networks. Like WGS 84, it is based on the GRS 80 ellipsoid so the two have very similar measurements. NAD 83 was also developed using satellite and remote sensing imagery and is the default datum on most GPS units today.

While you could say B and C are both points being the end points of the cylinders, the planes they create still only intersect plane A at one point. So your axis should really be coming out of the bottom of the cylinder where you have it placed, not on top of it. This is how an axis system is located from the intersecting planes. This creates the origin and then you align your axis to the planes.

What is an example of a datum?

Synonyms of confirm argue, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, corroborate, substantiate, support, validate, verify, vindicate.

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If you are coordinating with ships or aircraft, they will likely have their datum set to WGS 84, as most nautical and aviation charts now use WGS 84. Typically a pilot will not have any difficulty locating you on the ground if you can get them within several hundred meters of your location.

The flatness tolerance makes sure the datum surface is flat. Then the datum surface is used as a reference for other features on the part. They are in effect limiting a single surface or line element measured relative to itself. There simply is no datum that could be used to control it to.

the base of the mountain, center of the Earth, closest water body, or the town mayor's house? It’s important to note that the physical location has not changed. Datum shifts happen because survey measurements improve. Also, it happens when there are more of them and methods of geodesy change.

If you are engaged in a mission that requires more precision, then your datums should match or you should convert coordinates to the other datum. Every map that shows a geographic coordinate system such as UTM or Latitude and Longitude with any precision will also list the datum used on the map. The National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 is the official name since 1973[1] of the vertical datum established for vertical control surveying in the United States of America by the General Adjustment of 1929. Originally known as Sea Level Datum of 1929, NGVD 29 was determined and published by the National Geodetic Survey and used to measure the elevation of a point above and depression below mean sea level (MSL). In the US, the current NAVD88 datum is tied to a defined elevation at one point rather than to any location's exact mean sea level.

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