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Projects & Plans - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Projections used with RSL Geospatial Data

NAD 1983 California (Teale) Albers Equal Area Conic

Coordinate System Description:

  • Projection: Albers
  • Units: Meters
  • Ellipsoid: GRS 1980
  • Datum: NAD83
  • Parameters:
  • 1st standard parallel: 34 0 0.000
  • 2nd standard parallel: 40 30 0.000
  • Central meridian: -120 0 0.00
  • Latitude of projection's origin: 0 0 0.000
  • False Easting (meters): 0.00000
  • False Northing (meters): - 4000000.0000

Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)

Northern Forests are in UTM Zone 10
  • Eldorado
  • Klamath
  • Lassen
  • Mendocino
  • Modoc
  • Plumas
  • Shasta-Trinity
  • Six Rivers
  • Stanislaus
  • Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Basin

Coordinate System Description:

  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 10
  • Units: Meters
  • Spheroid: GRS 1980
  • Datum: NAD 83
Southern Forests are in UTM zone 11
  • Angeles
  • Cleveland
  • Inyo
  • Los Padres
  • San Bernardino
  • Sequoia
  • Sierra
  • Toiyabe (R4)

Coordinate System Description:

  • Projection: UTM
  • Zone: 11
  • Units: Meters
  • Spheroid: GRS 1980
  • Datum: NAD 83

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