geodetic datum


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geodetic datum

[¦jē·ə¦ded·ik ′dad·əm]
(geodesy)
A datum consisting of five quantities: the latitude and longitude of an initial point, the azimuth of a line from this point, and two constants necessary to define the terrestrial spheroid.
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Two connections across Bass Strait provided Australian Geodetic Datum (AGD) coordinates for Tasmania and USAF Hiran connections to a traverse up Cape York extended the Australian Geodetic Datum to Papua New Guinea.
Given the budget of $1.18m allocated by the Ministry of Economy for this new financial year, the Minister is confident that Government will be able to carry out some preparatory work for the project including the recruitment of a Project Manager and the establishment of Continuous Operating Reference Stations for the new geodetic datum. The Roadmap will ensure that this national project is carried out against the backdrop of international standards and best practice.
complex for Survey of Pakistan, Lahore and Establishment of Geodetic Datum of Pakistan.