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Datum Issues Theoretical and Practical

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With the current push towards integrated surveys, issues concerning Datums and Reference Frames come to the forefront as never before. NAD27, NAD83, NAD83(CSRS), ITRF, WGS84, local datums, CGVD28 published elevation vs GPS/Geoid models. Confusing enough? This talk aims at setting the story straight on horizontal and vertical datums. It will also present some little-known but serious shortcomings in today's GPS equipment, techniques and standards and the resulting practical implications for GPS users.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Time: Cash bar: 19:00 hrs, Meeting: 20:00 hrs
Location: Control Tower, Airforce Mess 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa, Canada

David Broscoe, Algonquin College 727-4723, x 3350
Paul Mrstik, Terrapoint Canada 820-5131 x 222
Dave Boal 731-4301
Costas Armenakis, Geomatics Canada 992-4487
John Donner, Geomatics Canada 995-7673
Roger Shreenan, Terrapoint Canada 820-5131 x 242

Presented by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Ottawa Branch

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