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Coordinate Systems

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Title: Coordinate Systems
Author: Haithcoat, Tim
Keywords: cartesian coordinates
Date: 1999
Publisher: Missouri Spatial Data Information Service
Citation: Missouri Spatial Data Information Service
Abstract: This presentation offers an introduction to coordinate systems. Coordinates are used to identify locations on the earth's surface and are based on measurements of displacement from a given location. The number of significant digits required for a specific project when using Cartesian coordinates depends on two measures: a)Size of study area, b)Resolution (accuracy) of measurement.

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