[OSRS-PROJ] Datum Shifts

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Mar 13 16:53:34 EST 2003


I am working on implementation of NTv2 support, and as part of that effort
I am trying to add a small test script for the existing datum support ... try
to make sure I don't break anything while improving things.

In doing so, I have started looking at the files for datum shifting and
realized I am confused about them.

The files conus.lla, alaska.lla, hawaii.lla, prvi.lla, stgeorge.lla,
stlrnc.lla, and stpaul.lla are all apparently files with grid shifts from
NAD27 to NAD83, right?

The files FL.lla, MD.lla, TN.lla, WI.lla and WD.lla are listed in the
README as being for "high precision conversion of geographic coordinates
from NAD83 to NAD83".  What does that mean?  I presume this relates to
HPGN, which I gather is a higher precision form of NAD83, is that right?
Do these files shift from "old NAD83" to "HPGN NAD83" or the other way?

Best regards,

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