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Geopotential datum

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The geopotential datum (also known as the vertical datum) is

the vertical frame of reference used by all civilian agencies. It is essentially the z axis in a three-dimensional model, similar to altitude.[1]

References Edit

  1. Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication, at 26 n.47.

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