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To enable the representation of the Earth's surface on a piece of paper, parameters of the size and the shape of the Earth and the origin and orientation of a co-ordinate system need to be defined. Such parameters are described by so-called Geodetic datums.

Source Publication:
Manual of concepts on Land Cover and Land Use Information Systems, Doc. ESTAT/LAND/31rev1, p.75.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004