Office of Geomatics Publications Order Page

Ordering Instructions for Selected Geodetic and Geophysical Publications

NGA maps and charts are available to the public.  To order by telephone, call:

  • The United States Geological Survey (USGS) - 
    • In the U.S.A. @ 1-800-USA-MAPS
    • Outside the U.S.A. @ 573-308-3500
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - 
    • In the U.S.A. @ 1-800-638-8972
    • Outside the U.S.A. @ 301-436-6990

TR8350.2: DoD World Geodetic System 1984 - Its Definition and Relationships with Local Geodetic Systems, Third Edition, 4 July 1997

Change pages released 3 Jan 2000

Abstract: "This technical report presents an update to the Department of Defense (DoD) World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84). The update of WGS 84 was initiated for the purpose of providing more accurate geodetic and gravitational data required by DoD navigation and weapon systems, particularly through the development of a more accurate reference frame, Earth Gravitational Model (EGM) and corresponding geoid. This update represents the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's modeling of the Earth from a geometric, geodetic, and gravitational standpoint using data, techniques, and technology available through 1996. Additional GPS survey information has since been used to update the datum transformation tables."

  1. TR8350.2 (1,145 KB) is available on-line in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  getacro.gif (712 bytes)
  2. Change pages for hard copy of TR8350.2(63kb) released 3 Jan 2000
  3. Printed copy ordering Instructions:     Change pages NOT available in hard copy
    • The stock number for military and other DoD customers to use is: NSN 7643-01-402-0347 (NGA Stock No. DMATR83502WGS84).  Order through your Base Supply channels.
    • The general public may order printed copies of  TR8350.2 from the U.S.G.S.:
      • Stock NO.: TR83502WGS84
      • Cost: $32.45 plus $3.50 shipping and handling

Geodesy for the Layman

Geodesy for the Layman is out of print and is no longer available from a government source in hard-copy format.

  1. A PDF format version is available. (3.5 MB)getacro.gif (712 bytes)
  2. An on-line HTML version of  Geodesy for the Layman is available.
  3. You can also download a compressed file containing all the HTML files (3 MB)

TM8358.1: Defense Mapping Agency Technical Manual 8358.1 Datums, Ellipsoids, Grids and Grid Reference Systems.

Abstract: "This manual describes the basic principles of the Military Grid Reference System and the non-standard reference systems. It describes the method for determining references on maps and charts at scales of 1:1,000,000 and larger. It contains identifications for the grid zone designations and for the 100,000 meter squares of the Universal Transverse Mercator Grid and the Universal Polar Stereographic Grid. It also contains the specifications and grid identifications for the various non-standard grids. It provides diagrams and textual information for delineating geodetic datums and ellipsoids."

  2. TM8358.1 PDF VERSION Chapter 1 -5, Chapter 6 - 7, Chapters 8 -11, Appendix A - C getacro.gif (712 bytes)
  3. Printed copy ordering Instructions:
    • Military and other DoD customers, order through your Base Supply channels.
    • The general public may order printed copies of  TM8358.1 from the  U.S.G.S.:
      • Stock NO.: T83581TEXT
      • Cost: $19.60 plus $3.50 shipping and handling

TM8358.2: Defense Mapping Agency Technical Manual 8358.2 The Universal Grids: Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS)

Abstract: "This manual describes geographic to grid and grid to geographic conversions from the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and the Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) grids. It also discusses computations for convergence from geographic positions and from grid coordinates for the UTM grid, and the convergence in the Polar Stereographic projection. Both mathematical and tabular methods are illustrated for the above items. A discussion of scale corrections is included. Transformations between the two grids, the Military Grid Reference System and the World Geographic Reference System are discussed. Finally, datum transformation methods, formulas and definitions are illustrated. Diagrams, textual information and software are provided."

  1. A PDF version is available. (2,883 KB) getacro.gif (712 bytes)
  2. Printed copy ordering Instructions:
    • Military and other DoD customers, order through your Base Supply channels.
    • The general public may order printed copies of  TM8358.2 from the U.S.G.S.:
      • U.S.G.S. Stock NO.: T83582
      • Cost: $17.80 plus $3.50 shipping and handling

Ordering Instructions - General Public:

The USGS has the responsibility for public sale of NGA topographic maps, publications, gazetteers, and a few digital products. All of the documents described on this page are available to the public from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) at this address:

The USGS has a home page on the Internet. The site offers additional information, including on-line ordering. You can also contact them at their Web Homepage or go directly to their on-line Ordering Page.

Alternate Source 1:

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) provides its customers with a large number of options as to how they order (800 number, web page form, FAX, e-mail, etc.), and they provide information about foreign cooperating offices that can also provide the documents. The NTIS is never out of stock. Should a document be out of print, they will print one to satisfy a request provided the document has not been superseded. Note, however, that NTIS's order numbers are different from NGA's order numbers. Order numbers can be found by a search on keywords in the titles of the publications of interest.

  • National Technical Information Service
    Technology Administration
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Springfield, VA 22161
  • Telephone: 703-487-4650
    Fax: 703-321-8547
  • URL:

Alternate source 2:

In addition to their own publications, NOAA distributes NGA Aeronautical and Nautical Products to the general public

  • NOAA Distribution Branch N/CG33
    National Ocean Service
    Riverdale, MD 20737-1199
  • Tel: (301) 436-6990 or 1-800-638-89

Point of Contact: Office of Geomatics
phone (314) 676-9122, DSN 846-9122
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Document last modified April 29, 2013