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Conceptual design of the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) grid

Map projection and coordinate system

Introduction
Conversion Factors
>Map projection and coordinate system
Spatial resolution, location and extent
Cell identifier assignment
Geographic data formats
Grid cell attribution
Data distribution
Acknowledgements
References Cited
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The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection, using the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) was selected as the EDEN grid map projection and coordinate system. Originally developed to facilitate allied military operations, the UTM provides a metric-based coordinate system that is simple to use, precludes negative coordinate values (a potential source of error during data transfer and analysis), and is commonly employed in environmental and other geographic analysis. Use of the NAD83 ensures both compatibility with modern surveying systems and the highest degree of accuracy currently possible for South Florida regional geographic analysis.

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