NADCON for Google Earth (NADGE)
This page describes a free application that runs in
the Google Earth desktop client. Please install
and return to this page to learn more.
NADGE is a graphical front end for the NGS online tool, NADCON.
It facilitates the entry of geodetic coordinates and displays the converted
coordinates and datum shift in a placemark balloon. Both NAD83-to-NAD27 and
NAD27-to-NAD83 coordinate conversions are supported.
Position the point of interest (POI) in the center of the view. One way to
do this is to double-click an unmarked location. To precisely position the
POI in the center of the view, add a placemark at the desired location;
then edit the properties of that placemark and reset the view
For best results, disable automatic tilting (Tools, Options, Navigation,
Do not automatically tilt while zooming) and minimize elevation
exaggeration (Tools, Options, 3D View, Elevation Exaggeration, 0.01).
Check the box beside the Coordinate Conversion network link.
A form will be presented with input fields for geodetic coordinates and
datum. Initial coordinate values correspond to the view center.
Converted coordinates and datum shift are displayed when the
Convert button is pressed.
On subsequent uses, reposition the POI and ensure that the network link
is checked and selected. Then choose Refresh from the Edit menu, or right-click
and select Refresh in the context menu
Coverage includes the conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the
Virgin Islands. Check the Extents folder to display the coverage area bounding boxes.
Note: To save NADGE results from one Google Earth session to another, right-click
on Saved Placemarks and select Save to My Places or Save Place As.
All data are retrieved from remote servers. Data errors,
accuracy, and availability are beyond the control of this application.