Amsterdam Ordnance Datum

French translation: Niveau normal (de référence) d'Amsterdam

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English term or phrase:Amsterdam Ordnance Datum
French translation:Niveau normal (de référence) d'Amsterdam
Entered by: GILOU

10:52 Jun 6, 2014
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Geology
English term or phrase: Amsterdam Ordnance Datum
Hi all,

I am translating a documentation containing this expression "Amsterdam Ordnance Datum" in the following sentence

The entire city has been struck by a massive flood; the water must be at least 4 meters above the Amsterdam Ordnance Datum.

Although I understand the meaning, I can't find a proper translation for "Amsterdam Ordnance Datum"

My attempt:

La ville entière a été frappée par une inondation ; l'eau doit être au moins 4 mètres au-dessus du zéro des cartes "Ordnance Amsterdam"

Thanks for your help
Alexandre Saviano
Thailand
Local time: 01:43
Niveau normal (de référence) d'Amsterdam
Explanation:
http://www.babylon.com/definition/Normalnull/Finnish?uil=Eng...

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Normaal Amsterdams Peil
Le Normaal Amsterdams Peil (du néerlandais signifiant littéralement « niveau normal d'Amsterdam »), abrégé sous le sigle NAP, est le niveau de référence 0 de la mer (niveau moyen) mesuré à Amsterdam. Il sert de niveau de référence de l'altitude pour l'ensemble des Pays-Bas, pays pour bonne part situé sous le niveau de la mer, et régulièrement confronté à des crues fluviales et des inondations maritimes.

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GILOU
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Local time: 19:43
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amsterdam ordnance datum
Niveau normal (de référence) d'Amsterdam


Explanation:
http://www.babylon.com/definition/Normalnull/Finnish?uil=Eng...

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Note added at 15 minutes (2014-06-06 11:07:27 GMT)
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Normaal Amsterdams Peil
Le Normaal Amsterdams Peil (du néerlandais signifiant littéralement « niveau normal d'Amsterdam »), abrégé sous le sigle NAP, est le niveau de référence 0 de la mer (niveau moyen) mesuré à Amsterdam. Il sert de niveau de référence de l'altitude pour l'ensemble des Pays-Bas, pays pour bonne part situé sous le niveau de la mer, et régulièrement confronté à des crues fluviales et des inondations maritimes.



GILOU
France
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agree  Monique Hamon
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agree  Daryo
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agree  Nicola-Jane Alexandra Stevenson
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Reference information:
Niveau normal d'Amsterdam
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niveau_normal_d'Amsterdam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Ordnance_Datum

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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  mchd
2 mins
agree  Tony M: Yes, and we did have a question just the other week that cross-referred to this as well. / Me too! I guess sea-level is quite important there ;-)
2 mins
  -> missed that (don't usually bother when I see the word geology -but Amsterdam and datum intrigued me)./yeah cause they don't reach it......
agree  HERBET Abel: oui
38 mins
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