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Office of Geomatics: Publications

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  1. Geodesy for the Layman (HTML) (PDF 3,507 kb)
  2. NGA.STND.0036_1.0.0_WGS84 (Version 1.0.0 - July 8, 2014): Department of Defense (DoD) World Geodetic System (WGS) 1984 -
    Its Definition and Relationships with Local Geodetic Systems (PDF, 3.62 MB)
  3. NGA.STND.0037_2.0.0_GRIDS (Version 2.0.0 - February 28, 2014): Universal Grids And Reference Systems (PDF, 9.22 MB)
  4. NGA.SIG.0012_2.0.0_UTMUPS (Version 2.0.0 - March 25, 2014): The Universal Grids and the Transverse Mercator
    and Polar Stereographic Map Projections (PDF, 2.34 MB)
  5. MSP GEOTRANS  (Geographic Translator)
  6. Error Theory as Applied to Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy - TR8400.1 (4,344 KB)
  7. Principles of Error Theory and Cartographic Applications - TR96 (2,377 KB)
  8. WGS 84 Coordinate Validation and Improvement for the NIMA and Air Force GPS Tracking Stations (NSWCDD/TR-96/201)
  9. Horizontal Datums
  10. Vertical Datums
  11. All You Ever Wanted to Know and Couldn't Find Out About Precise Positioning...(In Plain English)
  12. Accuracy - This report defines accuracy and suggests mathematical tools to propagate the effects of errors to a generic product.
  13. Publications of Historic Interest
  14. Ordering instructions for Geodesy and Geophysics publications
  15. National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) Standards Registry
Point of Contact: Office of Geomatics
phone (314) 676-9123, DSN 846-9123

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