EPSG:3978

NAD83 / Canada Atlas Lambert

Available transformations
to EPSG:4326

Selected transformation

Method: NADCON

Grid Files: schpgn.las schpgn.los

Remarks: Parameter files are from NAD83 to NAD83(HARN) (45) (code 15836) assuming that NAD83(HARN) is equivalent to WGS 84 within the accuracy of the transformation.

Information source: OGP

Revision date: 2021-09-10

Attributes

Unit: metre

Geodetic CRS: NAD83

Datum: North American Datum 1983

Ellipsoid: GRS 1980

Prime meridian: Greenwich

Data source: EPSG

Information source: Statistics Canada.

Revision date: 2009-04-26

Scope: Transformation of coordinates at 5m level of accuracy.

Remarks: Data may sometimes be referenced to NAD83(CSRS) / Canada Atlas Lambert (see CRS code 3979) which is then called "NAD83 / Canada Lambert". At the scales involved the difference of under 2 metres between the two CRSs may not be significant.

Area of use: Canada - onshore and offshore - Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon.

Coordinate system: Cartesian 2D CS. Axes: easting, northing (E,N). Orientations: east, north. UoM: m.

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Definition: OGC Well Known Text 2 (2019)

BOUNDCRS[
    SOURCECRS[
        PROJCRS["NAD83 / Canada Atlas Lambert",
            BASEGEOGCRS["NAD83",
                DATUM["North American Datum 1983",
                    ELLIPSOID["GRS 1980",6378137,298.257222101,
                        LENGTHUNIT["metre",1]]],
                PRIMEM["Greenwich",0,
                    ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433]],
                ID["EPSG",4269]],
            CONVERSION["Canada Atlas Lambert",
                METHOD["Lambert Conic Conformal (2SP)",
                    ID["EPSG",9802]],
                PARAMETER["Latitude of false origin",49,
                    ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433],
                    ID["EPSG",8821]],
                PARAMETER["Longitude of false origin",-95,
                    ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433],
                    ID["EPSG",8822]],
                PARAMETER["Latitude of 1st standard parallel",49,
                    ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433],
                    ID["EPSG",8823]],
                PARAMETER["Latitude of 2nd standard parallel",77,
                    ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433],
                    ID["EPSG",8824]],
                PARAMETER["Easting at false origin",0,
                    LENGTHUNIT["metre",1],
                    ID["EPSG",8826]],
                PARAMETER["Northing at false origin",0,
                    LENGTHUNIT["metre",1],
                    ID["EPSG",8827]]],
            CS[Cartesian,2],
                AXIS["(E)",east,
                    ORDER[1],
                    LENGTHUNIT["metre",1]],
                AXIS["(N)",north,
                    ORDER[2],
                    LENGTHUNIT["metre",1]],
            USAGE[
                SCOPE["Transformation of coordinates at 5m level of accuracy."],
                AREA["Canada - onshore and offshore - Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon."],
                BBOX[38.21,-141.01,86.46,-40.73]],
            ID["EPSG",3978]]],
    TARGETCRS[
        GEOGCRS["WGS 84",
            ENSEMBLE["World Geodetic System 1984 ensemble",
                MEMBER["World Geodetic System 1984 (Transit)"],
                MEMBER["World Geodetic System 1984 (G730)"],
                MEMBER["World Geodetic System 1984 (G873)"],
                MEMBER["World Geodetic System 1984 (G1150)"],
                MEMBER["World Geodetic System 1984 (G1674)"],
                MEMBER["World Geodetic System 1984 (G1762)"],
                MEMBER["World Geodetic System 1984 (G2139)"],
                ELLIPSOID["WGS 84",6378137,298.257223563,
                    LENGTHUNIT["metre",1]],
                ENSEMBLEACCURACY[2.0]],
            PRIMEM["Greenwich",0,
                ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433]],
            CS[ellipsoidal,2],
                AXIS["geodetic latitude (Lat)",north,
                    ORDER[1],
                    ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433]],
                AXIS["geodetic longitude (Lon)",east,
                    ORDER[2],
                    ANGLEUNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433]],
            USAGE[
                SCOPE["Horizontal component of 3D system."],
                AREA["World."],
                BBOX[-90,-180,90,180]],
            ID["EPSG",4326]]],
    ABRIDGEDTRANSFORMATION["NAD83 to WGS 84 (56)",
        METHOD["NADCON",
            ID["EPSG",9613]],
        PARAMETERFILE["Latitude difference file","schpgn.las"],
        PARAMETERFILE["Longitude difference file","schpgn.los"],
        USAGE[
            SCOPE["(null/copy) Approximation for medium and low accuracy applications assuming equality between plate-fixed static and earth-fixed dynamic CRSs, ignoring static/dynamic CRS differences."],
            AREA["United States (USA) - South Carolina - counties of Abbeville; Aiken; Allendale; Anderson; Bamberg; Barnwell; Beaufort; Berkeley; Calhoun; Charleston; Cherokee; Chester; Chesterfield; Clarendon; Colleton; Darlington; Dillon; Dorchester; Edgefield; Fairfield; Florence; Georgetown; Greenville; Greenwood; Hampton; Horry; Jasper; Kershaw; Lancaster; Laurens; Lee; Lexington; Marion; Marlboro; McCormick; Newberry; Oconee; Orangeburg; Pickens; Richland; Saluda; Spartanburg; Sumter; Union; Williamsburg; York."],
            BBOX[32.05,-83.36,35.21,-78.52]],
        ID["EPSG",15837],
        REMARK["Parameter files are from NAD83 to NAD83(HARN) (45) (code 15836) assuming that NAD83(HARN) is equivalent to WGS 84 within the accuracy of the transformation."]]]

Definition: JSON

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                    "name": "Latitude of false origin",
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                },
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                },
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                    "name": "Northing at false origin",
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            },
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                },
                {
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                    "unit": "degree"
                }
            ]
        },
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                }
            },
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Definition: SQL (PostGIS)

INSERT into spatial_ref_sys (srid, auth_name, auth_srid, proj4text, srtext) values ( 3978, 'EPSG', 3978, 'None', 'None');