# What is a datum example?

## What is a datum example?

An example of a datum is a new scientific discovery used to reach a conclusion about the common cold. An example of a datum is the assumed altitude of a specific piece of land used as the basis in calculating the altitude of the top of a mountain on the land.

## What can be a datum feature?

A datum feature can be a plane, line, or point—these are selectively used depending on the tolerance and feature you need to specify.

What are 3 types of datum?

Datum Precedence: 3-2-1 Rule

• Primary Datum.
• Secondary Datum.
• Tertiary Datum.

What are the types of datum?

There are two main datums in the United States. Horizontal datums measure positions (latitude and longitude) on the surface of the Earth, while vertical datums are used to measure land elevations and water depths.

### What datum is Google Maps?

Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth use a Mercator projection based on the World Geodetic System (WGS) 1984 geographic coordinate system (datum). This Mercator projection supports spheres only, unlike the ESRI Mercator implementation, which supports spheres and ellipsoids.

### Is UTM a datum?

Geographical (latitude and longitude) and UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) coordinate systems are positioned on the shape of the world by a “datum”. The model for the shape of the world that is used is called an “ellipsoid”.

What is common datum?

A common datum means a pair of single datums specified to function as one datum. On the other hand, a datum system is a group of datums that is created by combining multiple datums.

What are datums used for?

A datum is a plane, a straight line, or a point that is used as a reference when processing a material or measuring the dimensions of a target.

## What datum is Google Earth?

WGS84 datum
Google Earth (also Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth) use a Mercator projection based on a spherical datum (in ESRI parlance, datum = “Geographic Coordinate System; GCS”) that is a modification of the WGS84 datum.

EPSG:3857 is a Spherical Mercator projection coordinate system popularized by web services such as Google and later OpenStreetMap.

### What is create datum?

what is Create Datum? documentation says: “create geometry with the History mode deactivated. In this case, when you create an element, there are no links to the other entities that were used to create that element.”

### What does the name datum mean?

Datum (noun) something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; — used chiefly in the plural. Etymology: [L. See 2d Date.] Datum (noun) the quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem. Etymology: [L. See 2d Date.]