Input Standards 

Required if applicable/Required if applicable  
1st Indicator Undefined  
Undefined  
2nd Indicator Undefined  
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Subfields (R=Repeatable NR=Nonrepeatable)  Input Standards  
ǂa  Planar coordinate encoding method (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂb  Planar distance units (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂc  Abscissa resolution (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂd  Ordinate resolution (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂe  Distance resolution (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂf  Bearing resolution (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂg  Bearing units (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂh  Bearing reference direction (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂi  Bearing reference meridian (NR)  Required if applicable/Required if applicable 
ǂ8  Field link and sequence number (R)  Optional/Optional 
Definition 
Information about the coordinate system developed on a planar surface. Include enough information to allow the user of a geospatial data set to identify the quantities of distances, or distances and angles. These define the position of a point on a reference plane onto which the surface of the Earth has been projected. Use with the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata available at the Federal Geographic Data Committee web site (http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/standards_publications/). Punctuation. Enter a period at the end of field 343 unless another mark of punctuation is present. Use a semicolon ( ; ) to separate each subfield. 

1st Indicator 
Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( ).


2nd Indicator 
Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( ).


Subfields 

ǂa Planar coordinate encoding method  The means used to represent horizontal positions.


ǂb Planar distance units  The unit of measure used for distances.


ǂc Abscissa resolution  The (nominal) minimum distance between the x or column values of two adjacent points, expressed in planar distance units of measure.


ǂd Ordinate resolution  The (nominal) minimum distance between the y or row values of two adjacent points, expressed in planar distance units of measure.


ǂe Distance resolution  The minimum distance measurable between two points, expressed in planar distance units of measure.


ǂf Bearing resolution  The minimum angle measurable between two points, expressed in bearing units of measure.


ǂg Bearing units  The units of measure used for angles.


ǂh Bearing reference direction  A direction from which the bearing is measured.


ǂi Bearing reference meridian  An axis from which the bearing is measured.


ǂ8 Field link and sequence number  For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields. 
This page last revised: October 6, 2016