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FAQ: What are the naming convention differences between Military Analyst and GeoTrans?

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What are the naming convention differences between Military Analyst and GeoTrans?

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A few differences exist in datum and ellipsoid nomenclature between ArcGIS Military Analyst's Coordinate Tool and the US Army Topographic Engineering Center's Geographic Translator (GeoTrans) v2.3. The known differences are listed below:

Type		GeoTrans v2.3		             Military Analytst Coordinate Tool
Datum ARF-G: ARC 1950, Zimbabwe Arc 1950 Zimbabwa (ARF-G)
Datum FOT: FORT THOMAS 1955, Leeward Is. Fort Thomas 1955 (FOR)
Datum WGE: World Geodetic System 1984 WGS 1984 (WGS84)
Datum WGC: World Geodetic System 1972 WGS 1972 (WGS72)
Datum INF-A: INDIAN 1954, Thailand Indian 1954 (INF)
Datum INH-A: INDIAN 1975, Thailand Indian 1975 (INH)
Ellipsoid AA: Airy 1830 Airy (AW)
Ellipsoid EE: Everest 1948(W.Mals. & Sing.) Modified Everest (ED)