coordinate systems


Map Projections and Coordinate Systems

Map Projections and Coordinate Systems

What are Map Projections? The shape of the earth is roughly spherical wheres as maps are two dimensional.   Map projection is a set of techniques designed to depict with reasonable accuracy the spherical earth in a two-dimensional (i.e. flat) media.  Map projection types are created by an imaginary source of […]

What is the Public Land Survey and Why Do We Still Use It?

What is the Public Land Survey and Why Do We Still Use It?

Have you ever wondered why on legal documents your house is not listed with your address but rather by parcel location?  If you have ever seen something akin to the southwest corner of the northeast corner of the northwest corner of Section 21, Township 4, that coordinate system is the […]