Australian Height Datum


Australian Height Datum

a mapping system applied to Australia which uses a datum, or agreed level, from which the heights of naturally occurring features can be measured; this level, to which the value of zero is given, is equivalent to the mean sea level for 1966–68 at thirty tide gauges around the coast of the Australian continent. Abbrev.: AHD
Usage: Elevations quoted using this datum are normally followed by the abbreviation AHD.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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