UK changes coordinate system west of Britain

Through a combination of officially declared coordinate systems and transformations, petroleum industry users can now unambiguously merge positional data throughout the UK and its continental shelf (UKCS).This provides an important step in ensuring the spatial integrity of offshore geotechnical data.On Dec. 21, 1999, the London and Edinburgh Gazettes, both legal instruments of the UK government, published pertinent information provided by the Oil & Gas Licensing Division of the UK Department of Trade & Industry (DTI).This information, which is especially pertinent to the West of Britain, clarifies its position concerning interpretation of existing and future petroleum license boundary coo...

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