EPSG:3978

NAD83 / Canada Atlas Lambert

Available transformations
to EPSG:4326

Selected transformation

Method: NADCON

Grid Files: mnhpgn.las mnhpgn.los

Remarks: Parameter files are from NAD83 to NAD83(HARN) (42) (code 1706) 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.

Center coordinates
127767.73 -285029.53

Projected bounds:
-184034.53 -616545.72
399019.33 59523.17

WGS84 bounds:
-97.22 43.49
-89.49 49.38

United States (USA) - Minnesota.
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Definition: JSON

{
    "$schema": "https://proj.org/schemas/v0.4/projjson.schema.json",
    "type": "BoundCRS",
    "source_crs": {
        "type": "ProjectedCRS",
        "name": "NAD83 / Canada Atlas Lambert",
        "base_crs": {
            "name": "NAD83",
            "datum": {
                "type": "GeodeticReferenceFrame",
                "name": "North American Datum 1983",
                "ellipsoid": {
                    "name": "GRS 1980",
                    "semi_major_axis": 6378137,
                    "inverse_flattening": 298.257222101
                }
            },
            "coordinate_system": {
                "subtype": "ellipsoidal",
                "axis": [
                    {
                        "name": "Geodetic latitude",
                        "abbreviation": "Lat",
                        "direction": "north",
                        "unit": "degree"
                    },
                    {
                        "name": "Geodetic longitude",
                        "abbreviation": "Lon",
                        "direction": "east",
                        "unit": "degree"
                    }
                ]
            },
            "id": {
                "authority": "EPSG",
                "code": 4269
            }
        },
        "conversion": {
            "name": "Canada Atlas Lambert",
            "method": {
                "name": "Lambert Conic Conformal (2SP)",
                "id": {
                    "authority": "EPSG",
                    "code": 9802
                }
            },
            "parameters": [
                {
                    "name": "Latitude of false origin",
                    "value": 49,
                    "unit": "degree",
                    "id": {
                        "authority": "EPSG",
                        "code": 8821
                    }
                },
                {
                    "name": "Longitude of false origin",
                    "value": -95,
                    "unit": "degree",
                    "id": {
                        "authority": "EPSG",
                        "code": 8822
                    }
                },
                {
                    "name": "Latitude of 1st standard parallel",
                    "value": 49,
                    "unit": "degree",
                    "id": {
                        "authority": "EPSG",
                        "code": 8823
                    }
                },
                {
                    "name": "Latitude of 2nd standard parallel",
                    "value": 77,
                    "unit": "degree",
                    "id": {
                        "authority": "EPSG",
                        "code": 8824
                    }
                },
                {
                    "name": "Easting at false origin",
                    "value": 0,
                    "unit": "metre",
                    "id": {
                        "authority": "EPSG",
                        "code": 8826
                    }
                },
                {
                    "name": "Northing at false origin",
                    "value": 0,
                    "unit": "metre",
                    "id": {
                        "authority": "EPSG",
                        "code": 8827
                    }
                }
            ]
        },
        "coordinate_system": {
            "subtype": "Cartesian",
            "axis": [
                {
                    "name": "Easting",
                    "abbreviation": "E",
                    "direction": "east",
                    "unit": "metre"
                },
                {
                    "name": "Northing",
                    "abbreviation": "N",
                    "direction": "north",
                    "unit": "metre"
                }
            ]
        },
        "id": {
            "authority": "EPSG",
            "code": 3978
        }
    },
    "target_crs": {
        "type": "GeographicCRS",
        "name": "WGS 84",
        "datum_ensemble": {
            "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 ensemble",
            "members": [
                {
                    "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 (Transit)"
                },
                {
                    "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 (G730)"
                },
                {
                    "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 (G873)"
                },
                {
                    "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 (G1150)"
                },
                {
                    "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 (G1674)"
                },
                {
                    "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 (G1762)"
                },
                {
                    "name": "World Geodetic System 1984 (G2139)"
                }
            ],
            "ellipsoid": {
                "name": "WGS 84",
                "semi_major_axis": 6378137,
                "inverse_flattening": 298.257223563
            },
            "accuracy": "2.0"
        },
        "coordinate_system": {
            "subtype": "ellipsoidal",
            "axis": [
                {
                    "name": "Geodetic latitude",
                    "abbreviation": "Lat",
                    "direction": "north",
                    "unit": "degree"
                },
                {
                    "name": "Geodetic longitude",
                    "abbreviation": "Lon",
                    "direction": "east",
                    "unit": "degree"
                }
            ]
        },
        "id": {
            "authority": "EPSG",
            "code": 4326
        }
    },
    "transformation": {
        "name": "NAD83 to WGS 84 (14)",
        "method": {
            "name": "NADCON",
            "id": {
                "authority": "EPSG",
                "code": 9613
            }
        },
        "parameters": [
            {
                "name": "Latitude difference file",
                "value": "mnhpgn.las"
            },
            {
                "name": "Longitude difference file",
                "value": "mnhpgn.los"
            }
        ],
        "id": {
            "authority": "EPSG",
            "code": 1710
        }
    }
}

Definition: SQL (PostGIS)

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

Definition: OGC WKT 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 (14)",METHOD["NADCON",ID["EPSG",9613]],PARAMETERFILE["Latitude difference file","mnhpgn.las"],PARAMETERFILE["Longitude difference file","mnhpgn.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) - Minnesota."],BBOX[43.49,-97.22,49.38,-89.49]],ID["EPSG",1710],REMARK["Parameter files are from NAD83 to NAD83(HARN) (42) (code 1706) assuming that NAD83(HARN) is equivalent to WGS 84 within the accuracy of the transformation."]]]