What is new

Version 9.6 of 2019-02-21 replaces version 9.5 of 2018-08-29 and includes the revisions made only in the on-line registry in versions 9.5.1 to 9.5.5. Version 9.6.2 of 2019-05-03 replaces version 9.6.1.

New to version 9.6.2, 2019-05-03 (Online registry, including SQL scripts, but not Access)

  • Significant revision to data for Costa Rica.
  • Significant correction of reverse formula for equal earth projection method. 
  • Minor revision to data for Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island.
  • Minor correction to some ITRF aliases.

New to version 9.6.1, 2019-03-22 (Online registry, including SQL scripts, but not Access)

  • New data for Costa Rica, Taiwan and Wallis and Futuna.
  • Minor revision to height method for New Zealand.

New to version 9.6, 2019-02-21 (Registry including SQL scripts, and Access)

  • Changes as documented in Change Records through 2019.009, but with actions still remaining on some change requests.
  • New data for Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and Switzerland and methods to support the IOGP P7/17 well data exchange format.
  • Minor revision to data for Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Iran.
  • For several coordinate operation methods the description of the definition of the scaling parameter has been clarified.



  1. Through Dataset version 9.3 the encoding of the Access database and SQL scripts has been CP1252. With effect from the v9.4 release (May 2018), the encoding of these products has been brought in line with that of the online registry and is in UTF-8. The zip files for previous versions of the Dataset in CP1252 encoding have file name like "epsg-v9_3sql-MySQL.zip", "epsg-v9_3sql-Oracle.zip" and "epsg-v9_3sql-PostgreSQL.zip" whereas the zip files for this and future versions of the Dataset in UTF-8 encoding have file name like "EPSG-MySQL-export-9.4.zip", "EPSG-ORACLE_SQL-export-9.4.zip" and "EPSG-PSQL-export-9.4.zip"; the naming of the script files within the zip files is unchanged.
  2. IOGP is planning for the EPSG Dataset to adopt the recent changes made to the ISO 19111 data model to describe dynamic coordinate reference systems and datum ensembles. We anticipate that the updated model will be introduced in 2019. Details of proposed changes will be circulated later this year.