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ISO/TC 211 Geolexica

Concept ellipsoidal height”

Term ID

2406

source

ISO 19111:2019, (E), 3.1.24

eng

ellipsoidal height

geodetic height

h

distance of a point from the reference ellipsoid along the perpendicular from the reference ellipsoid to this point, positive if upwards or outside of the reference ellipsoid

Note to entry: Only used as part of a three-dimensional ellipsoidal coordinate system or as part of a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system in a three-dimensional projected coordinate reference system, but never on its own.

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 ellipsoidal height in ISO 19111:2007(E)