Information system for European
Coordinate Reference Systems CRS-EU
BKG has realized, in close cooperation with the European Organisations EuroGeographics and EUREF, a freely accessible information system labelled CRS-EU (Coordinate Reference Systems-Europe) containing the description of pan-European and national coordinate reference systems as well as their relations with each other. It is based on preliminary work done by the national survey administrations of the European countries involved. This information has been homogenized and edited in accordance with an ISO standard.
The information offered includes:
- Description (reference system, coordinate system or map projection) of the pan-European coordinate reference systems and the coordinate reference systems of European countries
- Transformation parameters for the transformation of the national coordinate reference systems into the pan-European coordinate reference systems for position and height.
This way, the requirements imposed by the users of geoinformation and by other users of geodetic-cartographic information shall be met in a better way regarding such issues as geodetic referencing.
A brochure - at present only in German - about geodetic coordinate reference systems generally, the context between geodetic datum and coordinate systems, the relations between coodinate reference systems and about the information system CRS-EU are available as PDF-file CRS-EU (pdf 823-KB).