Datum (geodetic) Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) A reference surface consisting of five quantities: the latitude and longitude of an initial point, the azimuth of a line from that point, and the parameters of the reference ellipsoid.
2.) The mathematical model of the earth used to calculate the coordinates on any map. Different nations use different datum for printing coordinates on their maps.
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Term Classification: intelligence
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 2-03: Geospatial Intelligence Support to Joint Operations, updated October 2012 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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