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KB10619 - Naming scheme for coordinate systems, projections, and datums?

The TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK), Internet Server (IS), Editor, and free Viewer products feature coordinate system naming consistent with EPSG codes and OpenGIS WKT coordinate system definitions.

The support is state-of-the-art and includes thousands of predefined coordinate systems and hundreds of projections and datums. An easy way to quickly check if a coordinate system, projection or datum is supported is to check for it in coordinate system, projection, and datum drop down lists in the TatukGIS free Coordinate Calculator or free Viewer (under menu item File/Coordinate Systems) products. The drop down lists feature a handy search tool to make finding a coordinate system (or projection or datum) easy. Type in a few letters of the name and the coordinate system (or projection or datum) is quickly found.

The coordinate system naming in older versions (version 8 and earlier) of the DK and IS products reflected GEOTRANS acronyms, as listed below.

Projection acronyms

  GED - Geodetic (unprojected)
  GEC - Geocentic (unprojected)
  ALB - Albers Equal Area Conic
  MER - Mercator
  ROB - Robinson
  BON - Bonne
  CAS - Cassini
  CEA - Cylindrical Equal Area
  TCE - Transverse Cylindrical Equal Area
  EQC - Equidistant Cylindrical
  MIL - Miller Cylindrical
  MOL - Mollweide Pseudocylindrical
  EC4 - Eckert IV
  EC6 - Eckert VI
  WA4 - Wagner IV
  WA7 - Wagner VII
  GRI - Van der Grinten
  LAM - Lambert Conformal Conic
  ORT - Orthographic
  POL - Polar Stereographic
  PLC - Polyconic
  SIN - Sinusoid
  TMR - Transverse Mercator
  UTM - Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) HOT - Hotine Oblique Mercator Azimuth Center
  HT2 - Hotine Oblique Mercator Two Point NZMG - New Zealand Map

Datum acronyms

  WGE - World Geodetic System 1984
  WGD - World Geodetic System 1972
  ADI-M - ADINDAN, Mean
  ADI-A - ADINDAN, Ethiopia
  ADI-B - ADINDAN, Sudan
  ADI-C - ADINDAN, Mali
  ADI-D - ADINDAN, Senegal
  ADI-E - ADINDAN, Burkina Faso
  ADI-F - ADINDAN, Cameroon
  AFG - AFGOOYE, Somalia
  AIA - ANTIGUA ISLAND ASTRO 1943
  AIN-A - AIN EL ABD 1970, Bahrain
  AIN-B - AIN EL ABD 1970, Saudi Arabia
  AMA - AMERICAN SAMOA 1962
  ANO - ANNA 1 ASTRO 1965, Cocos Is.
  ARF-M - ARC 1950, Mean
  ARF-A - ARC 1950, Botswana
  ARF-B - ARC 1950, Lesotho
  ARF-C - ARC 1950, Malawi
  ARF-D - ARC 1950, Swaziland
  ARF-E - ARC 1950, Zaire
  ARF-F - ARC 1950, Zambia
  ARF-G - ARC 1950, Zimbabwe
  ARF-H - ARC 1950, Burundi
  ARS-M - ARC 1960, Kenya & Tanzania
  ARS-A - ARC 1960, Kenya
  ARS-B - ARC 1960, Tanzania
  ASC - ASCENSION ISLAND 1958
  ASM - MONTSERRAT ISLAND ASTRO 1958
  ASQ - ASTRO STATION 1952, Marcus Is.
  ATF - ASTRO BEACON E 1945, Iwo Jima
  AUA - AUSTRALIAN GEODETIC 1966
  AUG - AUSTRALIAN GEODETIC 1984
  BAT - DJAKARTA, INDONESIA
  BID - BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau
  BER - BERMUDA 1957, Bermuda Islands
  BOO - BOGOTA OBSERVATORY, Columbia
  BUR - BUKIT RIMPAH, Banka & Belitung
  CAC - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla & Bahamas
  CAI - CAMPO INCHAUSPE 1969, Arg.
  CAO - CANTON ASTRO 1966, Phoenix Is.
  CAP - CAPE, South Africa
  CAZ - CAMP AREA ASTRO, Camp McMurdo
  CCD - S-JTSK, Czech Republic
  CGE - CARTHAGE, Tunisia
  CHI - CHATHAM ISLAND ASTRO 1971, NZ
  CHU - CHUA ASTRO, Paraguay
  COA - CORREGO ALEGRE, Brazil
  DAL - DABOLA, Guinea
  DID - DECEPTION ISLAND
  DOB - GUX 1 ASTRO, Guadalcanal Is.
  EAS - EASTER ISLAND 1967
  ENW - WAKE-ENIWETOK 1960
  EST - ESTONIA, 1937
  EUR-M - EUROPEAN 1950, Mean (3 Param)
  EUR-A - EUROPEAN 1950, Western Europe
  EUR-B - EUROPEAN 1950, Greece
  EUR-C - EUROPEAN 1950, Norway & Finland
  EUR-D - EUROPEAN 1950, Portugal & Spain
  EUR-E - EUROPEAN 1950, Cyprus
  EUR-F - EUROPEAN 1950, Egypt
  EUR-G - EUROPEAN 1950, England, Channel
  EUR-H - EUROPEAN 1950, Iran
  EUR-I - EUROPEAN 1950, Sardinia(Italy)
  EUR-J - EUROPEAN 1950, Sicily(Italy)
  EUR-K - EUROPEAN 1950, England, Ireland
  EUR-L - EUROPEAN 1950, Malta
  EUR-S - EUROPEAN 1950, Iraq, Israel
  EUR-T - EUROPEAN 1950, Tunisia
  EUS - EUROPEAN 1979
  FAH - OMAN
  FLO - OBSERVATORIO MET. 1939, Flores
  FOT - FORT THOMAS 1955, Leeward Is.
  GAA - GAN 1970, Rep. of Maldives
  GEO - GEODETIC DATUM 1949, NZ
  GIZ - DOS 1968, Gizo Island
  GRA - GRACIOSA BASE SW 1948, Azores
  GUA - GUAM 1963
  GSE - GUNUNG SEGARA, Indonesia
  HEN - HERAT NORTH, Afghanistan
  HER - HERMANNSKOGEL, old Yugoslavia
  HIT - PROVISIONAL SOUTH CHILEAN 1963
  HJO - HJORSEY 1955, Iceland
  HKD - HONG KONG 1963
  HTN - HU-TZU-SHAN, Taiwan
  IBE - BELLEVUE (IGN), Efate Is.
  IDN - INDONESIAN 1974
  IND-B - INDIAN, Bangladesh
  IND-I - INDIAN, India & Nepal
  IND-P - INDIAN, Pakistan
  INF-A - INDIAN 1954, Thailand
  ING-A - INDIAN 1960, Vietnam 16N
  ING-B - INDIAN 1960, Con Son Island
  INH-A - INDIAN 1975, Thailand
  IRL - IRELAND 1965
  ISG - ISTS 061 ASTRO 1968, S Georgia
  IST - ISTS 073 ASTRO 1969, Diego Garc
  JOH - JOHNSTON ISLAND 1961
  KAN - KANDAWALA, Sri Lanka
  KEG - KERGUELEN ISLAND 1949
  KEA - KERTAU 1948, W Malaysia & Sing.
  KUS - KUSAIE ASTRO 1951, Caroline Is.
  LCF - L.C. 5 ASTRO 1961, Cayman Brac
  LEH - LEIGON, Ghana
  LIB - LIBERIA 1964
  LUZ-A - LUZON, Philippines
  LUZ-B - LUZON, Mindanao Island
  MAS - MASSAWA, Ethiopia
  MER - MERCHICH, Morocco
  MID - MIDWAY ASTRO 1961, Midway Is.
  MIK - MAHE 1971, Mahe Is.
  MIN-A - MINNA, Cameroon
  MIN-B - MINNA, Nigeria
  MOD - ROME 1940, Sardinia
  MPO - M'PORALOKO, Gabon
  MVS - VITI LEVU 1916, Viti Levu Is.
  NAH-A - NAHRWAN, Masirah Island (Oman)
  NAH-B - NAHRWAN, United Arab Emirates
  NAH-C - NAHRWAN, Saudi Arabia
  NAP - NAPARIMA, Trinidad & Tobago
  NAS-A - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Eastern US
  NAS-B - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Western US
  NAS-C - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, CONUS
  NAS-D - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Alaska
  NAS-E - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Canada
  NAS-F - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Alberta/BC
  NAS-G - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, E. Canada
  NAS-H - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Man/Ont
  NAS-I - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, NW Terr.
  NAS-J - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Yukon
  NAS-L - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Mexico
  NAS-N - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, C. America
  NAS-O - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Canal Zone
  NAS-P - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Caribbean
  NAS-Q - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Bahamas
  NAS-R - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, San Salvador
  NAS-T - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Cuba
  NAS-U - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Greenland
  NAS-V - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Aleutian E
  NAS-W - NORTH AMERICAN 1927, Aleutian W
  NAR-A - NORTH AMERICAN 1983, Alaska
  NAR-B - NORTH AMERICAN 1983, Canada
  NAR-C - NORTH AMERICAN 1983, CONUS
  NAR-D - NORTH AMERICAN 1983, Mexico
  NAR-E - NORTH AMERICAN 1983, Aleutian
  NAR-H - NORTH AMERICAN 1983, Hawaiwi
 NSD - NORTH SAHARA 1959, Algeria
  OEG - OLD EGYPTIAN 1907
  OGB-M - ORDNANCE GB 1936, Mean (3 Para)
  OGB-A - ORDNANCE GB 1936, England
  OGB-B - ORDNANCE GB 1936, Eng., Wales
  OGB-C - ORDNANCE GB 1936, Scotland
  OGB-D - ORDNANCE GB 1936, Wales
  OHA-M - OLD HAWAI'IAN (CC), Mean
  OHA-A - OLD HAWAI'IAN (CC), Hawai'i
  OHA-B - OLD HAWAI'IAN (CC), Kauai
  OHA-C - OLD HAWAI'IAN (CC), Maui
  OHA-D - OLD HAWAI'IAN (CC), Oahu
  OHI-M - OLD HAWAI'IAN (IN), Mean
  OHI-A - OLD HAWAI'IAN (IN), Hawai'i
  OHI-B - OLD HAWAI'IAN (IN), Kauai
  OHI-C - OLD HAWAI'IAN (IN), Maui
  OHI-D - OLD HAWAI'IAN (IN), Oahu
  PHA - AYABELLA LIGHTHOUSE, Bjibouti
  PIT - PITCAIRN ASTRO 1967
  PLN - PICO DE LAS NIEVES, Canary Is.
  POS - PORTO SANTO 1936, Madeira Is.
  PRP-A - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, Bolivia
  PRP-B - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, N Chile
  PRP-C - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, S Chile
  PRP-D - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, Colombia
  PRP-E - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, Ecuador
  PRP-F - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, Guyana
  PRP-G - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, Peru
  PRP-H - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, Venez
  PRP-M - PROV. S AMERICAN 1956, Mean
  PTB - POINT 58, Burkina Faso & Niger
  PTN - POINT NOIRE 1948
  PUK - PULKOVO 1942, Russia
  PUR - PUERTO RICO & Virgin Is.
  QAT - QATAR NATIONAL
  QUO - QORNOQ, South Greenland
  REU - REUNION, Mascarene Is.
  SAE - SANTO (DOS) 1965
  SAO - SAO BRAZ, Santa Maria Is.
  SAP - SAPPER HILL 1943, E Falkland Is
  SAN-M - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Mean
  SAN-A - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Argentina
  SAN-B - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Bolivia
  SAN-C - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Brazil
  SAN-D - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Chile
  SAN-E - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Colombia
  SAN-F - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Ecuador
  SAN-G - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Guyana
  SAN-H - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Paraguay
  SAN-I - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Peru
  SAN-J - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Baltra
  SAN-K - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Trinidad
  SAN-L - SOUTH AMERICAN 1969, Venezuela
  SCK - SCHWARZECK, Namibia
  SGM - SELVAGEM GRANDE 1938, Salvage Is
  SHB - ASTRO DOS 71/4, St. Helena Is.
  SOA - SOUTH ASIA, Singapore
  SPK-A - S-42 (PULKOVO 1942), Hungary
  SPK-B - S-42 (PULKOVO 1942), Poland
  SPK-C - S-41 (PK42) Former Czechoslov.
  SPK-D - S-41 (PULKOVO 1942), Latvia
  SPK-E - S-41 (PK 1942), Kazakhstan
  SPK-F - S-41 (PULKOVO 1942), Albania
  SPK-G - S-41 (PULKOVO 1942), Romania
  SRL - SIERRA LEONE 1960
  TAN - TANANARIVE OBSERVATORY 1925
  TDC - TRISTAN ASTRO 1968
  TIL - TIMBALAI 1948, Brunei & E Malay
  TOY-A - TOKYO, Japan
  TOY-B - TOKYO, South Korea
  TOY-C - TOKYO, Okinawa
  TOY-M - TOKYO, Mean
  TRN - ASTRO TERN ISLAND (FRIG) 1961
  VOI - VOIROL 1874, Algeria
  VOR - VOIROL 1960, Algeria
  WAK - WAKE ISLAND ASTRO 1952
  YAC - YACARE, Uruguay
  ZAN - ZANDERIJ, Suriname
  EUR-7 - EUROPEAN 1950, Mean (7 Param)
  OGB-7 - ORDNANCE GB 1936, Mean (7 Param)
  CH1903 - Switzerland CH-1903
Created: September 14, 2005, Modified: September 09, 2013
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