Map Projection of Iraq

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11-17-2010 11:07 PM
SimonKettle
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Hi,

I have recently been compiling maps of Iraq on a UTM grid scale, so have been using the UTM grid projection system. However, what projection system and datum should one use when creating maps for the entire country?
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MelitaKennedy
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Hi,

I have recently been compiling maps of Iraq on a UTM grid scale, so have been using the UTM grid projection system. However, what projection system and datum should one use when creating maps for the entire country?


EPSG (http://www.epsg-registry.org) lists an ED 1950-based Iraq National Grid. We added it at version 10. It uses transverse Mercator. There's a newer IGRS geographic coordinate system, and 3 UTM zones based upon it, but no national grid. IGRS is close to WGS84, according to EPSG.

Melita
SimonKettle
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Thank you very much. That is a very useful hyperlink as well.

Best regards,
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