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WGS 84 WORLD GEODETIC SYSTEM means the geodetic basis for the ‘Navigational Satellite Timing and Ranging – Global Positioning System’ (NAVSTAR-GPS), which enables the surveying of the earth and its entities and was developed by the United States Department of Defence. This global geodetic reference system is recommended by IHO for hydrographic and cartographic use.

(Source: CCNR Inland ECDIS Standard ; Edition 2.0/23/11/2006 )

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