WGS - AGD - GDA: Selecting the correct datum, coordinate system and projection for north Australian applications

2003

Internal Report 473
Lowry JBC
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

About the report

This report aims to:

  1. Identify the correct spatial coordinate reference system which should be used by staff at a local scale (in either Kakadu or Darwin), at a regional scale (northern Australia) and on an international and global scale;
  2. Describe the correct method for recording and referring to coordinates collected using the different coordinate reference systems and datums;
  3. Describe/define the terminology associated with the use of spatial data and coordinate systems; and
  4. Provide a background on the development and application of coordinate references systems, to assist with the implementation of the current systems in use.