# How many zones are in the California NAD83 state plane system?

## How many zones are in the California NAD83 state plane system?

six zones
Each zone of CCS83 is a Lambert conformal conic projection based on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980, which is the basis of NAD83. The point of control of each of the six zones bear the coordinates: Northing (y) = 500,000 meters and Easting (x) = 2,000,000 meters.

Is NAD83 a state plane?

U.S. State Plane Zones (NAD 1983) represents the State Plane Coordinate System (SPCS) Zones for the 1983 North American Datum within United States.

### What map projection is used in state of California?

North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) replaced NAD27 and was adopted as the official datum for California and the United States. It is an earth-centered datum based on ground control points and satellite observations. It is referenced in ArcGIS as GCS_North_American_1983.

What UTM zone is California in?

Occasionally, a letter will be added to the end of a UTM zone to indicate what portion of that zone is being referenced. All of Zone 11 in California is part of Zone 11S, while the part of the state in Zone 10 is split between Zone 10S and Zone 10T.

## What projection should I use for California?

Lambert conformal projection
The projection used for each state is also variable; states that are elongate from east to west, such as New York, use a transverse Mercator projection, while states that are elongate from north to south, such as California, use a Lambert conformal projection (Lambert is the name of the cartographer who designed the …