Well-Known ID

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English

Alternative forms

WKID

Etymology

well-known + identifier (or ID)

Noun

  1. Term used in the specialized technical disciplines of geodesy and geomatics to indicate a numbering system which indexes a diverse range of Geographic Coordinate Systems and Projected Coordinate Systems.

Examples of Usage

  1. WKID 2277: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Texas_Central_FIPS_4203_Feet Projected Coordinate System
  2. WKID 4326: GCS_WGS_1984

References

  • ArcGIS Resources -- ArcGIS API for Flex Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), Redlands, California. [[1]]
  • GIS Dictionary > Cartesian coordinate system. Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), Redlands, California. [[2]]

External links

  • USGS reference to WKIDs for Geographic Coordinate Systems [3]
  • USGS reference to WKIDs for Projected Coordinate Systems [4]
  • Esri ArcGIS reference to WKIDs for Geographic Coordinate Systems [5]
  • Esri ArcGIS reference to WKIDs for Projected Coordinate Systems [6]