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National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Technical Publications

Item Date USGS Stock No.
DoD World Geodetic System 1984--
Its Definition and Relationships with
Local Geodetic Systems--
NIMA Technical Report 8350.2
1991 TR83502WGS84

Defines the DoD World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84). It provides the most accurate geodetic and gravitational data and local datum transformation constants and formulas for transforming different datums into WGS 84. An internally documented source code directory is included for system developer use. It allows input from geodetic, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), or the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) coordinates. Over 100 datums are available for transformation to or from WGS 84. Output is automatically presented as geodetic, UTM, and MGRS coordinates. This report is normally used by systems developers and by persons involved in large quantities of datum transformations and coordinate conversions.


Item Date USGS Stock No.
Datums, Ellipsoids, Grids
and Grid Reference Systems--
NIMA Technical Manual 8358.1
1990 T83581TEXT

Describes the basic principles of the Military Grid Reference System and the non-standard reference systems. It describes the method for determining references on maps and charts at scales of 1:1,000,000 and larger. It contains identifications for the grid zone designations and for the 100,000 meter squares of the Universal Transverse Mercator Grid and the Universal Polar Stereographic Grid. It also contains the specifications and grid identifications for the various non-standard grids. It provides diagrams and textual information for delineating geodetic datums and ellipsoids.


Item Date USGS Stock No.
Index to Preferred Grids, Datums,
and Ellipsoids Specified for New
Mapping--Appendix D to NIMA
Technical Manual 8358.1
1990 T83581APPD

Depicts the preferred grids, datums, and ellipsoids on a world index specified for new map production. Appendix D, 1990 edition, is included in NIMA Technical Manual 8358.1. It is also available for sale as a separate item.


Item Date USGS Stock No.
The Universal Grids: Universal
Transverse Mercator (UTM) and Universal
Polar Stereographic (UPS)--
NIMA Technical Manual 8358.2
1989 T83582

Describes geographic to grid and grid to geographic conversions for the UTM and UPS grids. It also discusses computations for convergence from geographic positions and from grid coordinates for the UTM grid, and convergence in the Polar Stereographic projection. Both mathematical and tabular methods are illustrated for the above items. In addition, datum transformation methods, formulas, and definitions are illustrated.

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National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Digital Products

Item Date USGS Stock No.
Antietam Battlefield-Professional
Military Education
2002 112869

The CD contains maps depicting the Union and Confederate unit positions and movements during the Antietam battle of the Civil War. It has a current USGS image and a topographic quadrangle of the area, 14 historical maps showing unit positions aover the course of the battle, and two different digital data viewers: ERDAS Imagizer and Mr SID Geoviewer.


Item Date USGS Stock No.
Earth-info Web site
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
2000 www.earth-info.org

Earth-info provides easy Internet access to imagery of the Earth, maps, and other geographic information produced by the U.S. Government and commercial providers. The web site will benefit private citizens, educators, local governments, and public media that require ready access to visual data, maps, and imagery.


Item Date USGS Stock No.
Vector Map O/Digital Chart
of the World (CD-ROM)
1997 01-VMAP

The Vmap Level 0 database provides worldwide coverage of vector-based Geospatial data, which can be viewed at the 1:1,000,000 scale. It consists of geographic, attribute, and textual data stored on compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM). It provides worldwide coverage composed of four regions (sold as a set): Disc 1-North America; Disc 2-Europe and northern Asia: Disc 3-South America, Africa, and Antarctica; and Disc 4-southern Asia and Australia.


Item Date USGS Stock No.
Digital Interim Geographic Names Data Gazetteer
(CD-ROM) Edition 2
1997 68-DIGNAMES2

Contains World Landmass Geographic Names Data excluding the United States and Antarctica. The prototype contains names that have been approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.


Item Date USGS Stock No.
Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy (MC&G) Utility
Software Environment (MUSE) (CD-ROM)
Edition 2.0
1996 01-DMAMUSE

Muse is an assemble of separate geospacial data applications and multi-platform utilities. Software tools are provided to access NIMA digital data, and perform datum transformations and coordinate conversions. It is intended to complement popular geographic information systems (GIS). The software and handbook are sold as a set. The platforms supported by MUSE are Hewlett-Packard, Macintosh, Silicon Graphics, SUN, and Windows. MUSE was developed by the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) and the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).

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