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Most ground measurements involve point locations. These are labeled 'STATION's. Investigators often have their own naming system (e.g. EPSAT station number). Consequently, for ease of use, HSIS has adopted an identification system similar to that of FIFE Information System: namely 'GRID_ID'.

For example take the station with the location (2 30'83" E, 13 32'10" N). In decimal notation the location would be (2.513833 E, 13.535 N). The GRID_ID would then be 5153, it corresponds to tenth and hundredth of longitude and latitude (decimal). It means that all stations with a GRID_ID of xxyy will be within a square whose limits are 2.xx E and 2.xx99... E and 13.yy N and 13.yy99... N.

Since there can be several stations within one GRID_ID, a station is also given an order number, the GRID_ORDER. Each pair (GRID_ID, GRID_ORDER) designates a station with a unique identifier.


All of the stations of the grid cell 5153:

        ------- ---------- ------------- ------------
        5153    1          13.5350000000 2.5138000000
        5153    2          13.5333333333 2.5166666667
        5153    3          13.5333333333 2.5166666667
        5153    4          13.5350000000 2.5138333333

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