Gps and the Public Resource Code

Topics: Geodesy, United States, Datum Pages: 3 (551 words) Published: August 27, 2013
GPS & THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE

Steven J. Martin Survey Supervisor, EBMUD

PERTINENT PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE SECTIONS
8801-8819 The Definition and Use of the California Coordinate System 8850-8861 Geodetic Datums and the California Spatial Reference Network 8870-8880 California Geodetic Coordinates of 1983 8890-8902 California Orthometric Heights of 1988

This here PRC says there is something called a COH88 out here somewhere… Let’s skip that one Chief!

The Definition and Use of the California Coordinate System
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PRC SECTIONS 8801-8819
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8801. (a) The system of plane coordinates that has been established by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey for defining and stating the positions or locations of points on the surface of the earth within the State of California is based on the North American Datum of 1927 and is identified as the "California Coordinate System." After January 1, 1987, this system shall be known as the "California Coordinate System of 1927." (b) The system of plane coordinates which has been established by the National Geodetic Survey for defining and stating the positions or locations of points on the surface of the earth within the State of California and which is based on the North American Datum of 1983 shall be known as the "California Coordinate System of 1983."

DEFINITIONS
(c) As used in this chapter: "NAD27" means the North American Datum of 1927. "CCS27" means the California Coordinate System of 1927. "NAD83" means the North American Datum of 1983. "CCS83" means the California Coordinate System of 1983. "USC&GS" means the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. "NGS" means the National Geodetic Survey or its successor. "FGCS" means the Federal Geodetic Control Subcommittee or its successor. "CSRC" means the California Spatial Reference Center or its successor. "CSRN" means the California Spatial Reference Network, as defined by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 8850), "Geodetic Datums and...
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