Low Distortion Projection

In 2022 the National Geodetic Survey will release a new reference and datum, replacing the current NAD83 and NAVD88.  This includes the development of Low Distortion Projection zones and a State Plane Coordination System of 2022. A North Dakota committee was formed in 2018 to address this change and to provide input. 

August Status Update (75kb pdf)

Preliminary LDP Zones (14,532kb pdf)

Stakeholder Review (3,259kb pdf)

LDP Numbering - Proposal 1 (2,726kb pdf)

LDP Numbering - Proposal 2 (2,240kb pdf)

It is the intention that this projection information will become available within desktop GIS software.