Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994, was - Re: [GRASS-user] Convert OGR vector layer to GRASS vector map

Markus Neteler neteler at
Wed Jul 15 15:39:36 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:43 AM, benton101<benton.davies at> wrote:
> 2. The command output pane states "Datum <GDA_1994> not recognised by GRASS
> and no parameters found". How can I give imported data the correct meta data
> for projection? I gather that this will be an EPSG identifier?

I found this:
Maps and the GDA,

| This map was produced on the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).
| Heights are referenced to the Australia Height Datum (AHD).
| For most practical purposes GDA94 coordinates and satellite derived (GPS)
| coordinates based on the World Geodetic Datum 1984 (WGS84) are the same.
| Example 1: Datum information on new map.

Should we add WGS84 as short-cut in the datum table?


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