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New Zealand National Grid

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Last modified August 3, 2007
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Description

This is the standard projection for large-scale maps of New Zealand.

Illustration of the New Zealand National Grid coordinate system


Projection method

Modified cylindrical. A sixth-order conformal modification of the Mercator projection using the International spheroid.


Point of tangency

173° E, 41° S.


Linear graticules

None.


Properties


Shape



Conformal. Local shapes are correct.

Area



Distortion is less than 0.04 percent for New Zealand.

Direction



Minimal distortion within New Zealand.

Distance



Scale is within 0.02 percent of true scale for New Zealand.


Limitations

Not useful for areas outside New Zealand.


Uses and applications

Used for large-scale maps of New Zealand.


Parameters


Desktop





Workstation





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