2018 Maryland Code
Real Property
Title 14 - Miscellaneous Rules
Subtitle 4 - Maryland Coordinate System
§ 14-404. Plane rectangular coordinates

  • (a) Coordinates consist of two distances. -- The plane rectangular coordinates of a point on the earth's surface, to be used in expressing the position or location of the point on the Maryland Coordinate System, consist of two distances, expressed in meters and decimals of meters.

  • (b) "Eastings" and "northings". --

    • (1) One of the distances, known as the "eastings", shall give the position in an east-west direction.

    • (2) The other distance, known as the "northings", shall give the position in a north-south direction.

  • (c) Conformance with National Geodetic Survey. -- The plane rectangular coordinates under this section shall be made to depend on and conform to the plane rectangular coordinates of the triangulation and traverse stations of the National Geodetic Survey within the State, as those coordinates have been determined by the National Geodetic Survey.

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