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Two-dimensional systems

Our traditional reference systems are to be regarded as two-dimensional, meaning that they do not have a direct connection to the height component.

RT 90 and RT 38 are examples of two-dimensional reference systems. Plane co-ordinate systems are often connected to a three-dimensional reference system by a map projection, e.g. SWEREF 99 TM.

For practical purposes it is easier to use plane co-ordinates than three-dimensional co-ordinates. A plane reference system is therefore often used to define positions.

Information about some Swedish plane reference systems is given here. More information about map projections is given on the map projection page (new window, in Swedish).

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