Geographic coordinates


Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique
Latitude, longitude and elevation of a place. To specify a location on the surface of the planet, we can use a different system called "cartographic coordinates". To get a location on the Earth, it is necessary to use a geodetic system which gives the geographic coordinates found on maps. The latter can be expressed either in the form of longitude and latitude (called geographic coordinates), or of a planar representation on a map (called projection coordinates). Regulatory projection in continental France is a Lambert Conformal Conic Projection (NTF geodetic system).
Source
According to BRGM and AFB
Thématiques associées
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.