|Description|| DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WORLD GEODETIC SYSTEM 1984|
Its Definition and Relationships with Local Geodetic Systems
|Date||3 January 2000|
|Local Copy||Friday, March 26, 2021; wabis|
The WGS 84 represents the best global geodetic reference system for the Earth available at this time for practical applications of mapping, charting, geopositioning and navigation. This report includes the definition of the coordinate system, fundamental and derived constants, the EGM96, the ellipsoidal (normal) gravity model and a current list of local datum transformations. NIMA recommendations regarding the practical implementation of WGS 84 are given in Chapter Nine of this report.
This technical report defines the Department of Defense (DoD) World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84). This third edition reflects improvements which have been made to the WGS 84 since the second edition. The present WGS represents the National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s (NIMA) latest geodetic and geophysical modeling of the Earth based on data, techniques and technology available through 1996.
NIMA TR 8350.2 Third Edition contains no copyrighted material, nor is a copyright pending. Distribution is unlimited. Copies may be requested from NIMA as indicated in the PREFACE.