[Proj] NGS Control Points

Noel Zinn (cc) ndzinn at comcast.net
Tue Jun 21 21:17:40 EST 2011

> BM?

Blue Marble, perhaps ... a commercial "geographic calculator", which can do
this transformation in many ways depending upon one's choice of method.

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-----Original Message----- 
From: Greg Troxel
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:45 PM
To: Robert McFaul
Cc: proj at lists.maptools.org
Subject: Re: [Proj] NGS Control Points

  I have noticed that control points from the National Geodetic Survey (USA)
  NAD83 to NAD27 transform values do not agree with transforms done using


Coordinates for stations in both NAD27 and NAD83 are the result of
large-scale adjustments.  All coordinates have errors, generally more so
in NAD27.  Datum shifts are meant to apply over areas, and will not
match any particular control point.

Someone more knowledgable with your area will have to comment on whether
a 1m discrepancy indicates a problem; my guess is that it does not.
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