geographic coordinates

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geographic coordinates

The quantities of latitude and longitude which define the position of a point on the surface of the Earth with respect to the reference spheroid. See also coordinates.
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Volume objects provide easy and accurate volume data for stock piles and mining operation, and full geographic coordinate system support enables users to work In their local geographic coordinate system for better compatibility.
If you want to use latitude and longitude as your geographic coordinate system, latitude will be represented by the horizontal lines on the map, and longitude by the vertical ones.
Assuming access to reasonably accurate paper boundary maps of the intended working area and the absence of pre-existing digital local-area maps, the six stages are: to (a) digitize and update existing paper maps, (b) join the digitized maps into a large-area map, (c) reference this large-area map to a geographic coordinate system, (d) insert location landmarks of interest, (e) maintain the GIS, and (f) link it to other research databases.

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