FEDERAL MAPPING AND A NATIONAL GRID

BASED ON THE VARIOUS CONSIDERATIONS PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT, THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE: (1) THE METRIC GRID ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSAL TRANSVERSE MERCATOR PROJECTION SHOULD BE ADOPTED AS A NATIONAL PLANE COORDINATE REFERENCE SYSTEM; (2) THIS REFERENCE SYSTEM SHOULD BE SHOWN AS A FULL LINE GRID ON ALL STANDARD MAPS IN THE FEDERAL MAPPING PROGRAM; (3) SECONDARY REFERENCE SYSTEMS, SUCH AS MODIFIED UTM ZONES AND STATE PLANE COORDINATES, SHOULD BE SHOWN ON FEDERAL MAPS BY MEANS OF MARGINAL TICKS; (4) ALL STANDARD QUADRANGLE MAPS IN THE FEDERAL PROGRAM SHOULD BE CAST ON THE UNIVERSAL TRANSVERSE MERCATOR PROJECTION; (5) PROJECTION AND ELEVATION SCALE FACTORS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE MARGINAL DATA; (6) WHEREVER POSSIBLE THE UTM PROJECTION AND GRID SHOULD BE ADOPTED AS THE STANDARD REFERENCE SYSTEM BY STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES; AND (7) NEW MAP SERIES SHOULD BE BASED ON METRIC UNITS FOR POSITION AND ELEVATION, AND EXISTING MAP SERIES SHOULD BE CONVERTED TO METRIC UNITS AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Doyle, F J
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 305-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM