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ISO/TC 211 Geolexica

Concept ellipsoid <geodesy>”

Term ID

2404

source

ISO 19111:2019, (E), 3.1.22

eng

ellipsoid <geodesy>

reference ellipsoid

geometric reference surface embedded in 3D Euclidean space formed by an ellipse that is rotated about a main axis

Note to entry: For the Earth the ellipsoid is bi-axial with rotation about the polar axis. This results in an oblate ellipsoid with the midpoint of the foci located at the nominal centre of the Earth.

ORIGIN: ISO/TC 211 Glossary of Terms - English (last updated: 2020-06-02)

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info

  • status: valid
  • classification: preferred
  • date accepted: 2019-01-31

Review

last review performed:
(2019-01-31)
status:
final
decision:
accepted
decision event:
Publication of document ISO 19111:2019(E)
notes:
This entry supersedes the entry for ellipsoid in ISO 19111:2007(E)