Low Distortion Projection


The National Geodetic Survey will release a new reference and datum, replacing the current NAD83 and NAVD88, estimated to occur sometime in 2024-2025 (975kb pdf). 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. 

2020 Documents

Pre-final Statewide (8,515kb pdf)

Pre-final LDP Zones (4,999kb pdf)

Pre-final Statistics (528kb pdf)

Pre-final Projection Parameters (538kb pdf)

2019 Documents

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.