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Projected Coordinate System

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Projected Coordinate System - definition(s)

projected coordinate system - [coordinate systems] A reference system used to locate x, y, and z positions of point, line, and area features in two or three dimensions. A projected coordinate system is defined by a geographic coordinate system, a map projection, any parameters needed by the map projection, and a linear unit of measure.

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Source: esri, 19 July 2012 09:46:02, External

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Projected Coordinate System - It has constant lengths, angles, and areas across the two dimensions and is always based on a geographic coordinate system.

The locations are identified by x,y coordinates on a grid, with the origin at the centre of the grid. Each position has two values that reference it to that central location. One specifies its horizontal position and the other its vertical position. The two values are called the x-coordinate and y-coordinate.

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Source: City of Toronto, 26 November 2013 08:51:49, External




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