GEODETIC_DATUM_ASSUMED_WGS84 - AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ala-dataquality Wiki

Description

The geodetic datum was not supplied or was not recognised. Coordinates were supplied and are assumed to be WGS84.

Related fields

Implications and caveats

Severity: Warning

There might be a shift of about 300 metres between different spatial reference systems, so depending on the spatial scale one is working at, not knowing the geodetic datum can make an otherwise perfectly serviceable record unfit for purpose.

Data custodian recommendations

Always provide geodeticDatum. If geodeticDatum was provided, but unrecognised, try to find the correct value in epsg.io.

Code reference

OccurrenceIssue.GEODETIC_DATUM_ASSUMED_WGS84

Replaces

geodeticDatumAssumedWgs84