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Differential correction with NA2011 and the newest epoch of NAD83

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II. VELOCITY is defined by an EPOCH

An epoch, realization or flavor of a reference system at a specified point in time is a reference frame. While projected coordinate systems flatten the Earth so we can assign location coordinates, plate tectonics keep the continents in constant motion. Therefore coordinates are also tied to a given time. The following is a brief review updates (realizations) of the most common reference systems.