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A gml:Ellipsoid is a geometric figure that may be used to describe the approximate shape of the earth. In mathematical terms, it is a surface formed by the rotation of an ellipse about its minor axis.

Element information

Type: gml:EllipsoidType

Properties: Global, Qualified



gml:id [1..1]xsd:IDfrom type gml:DefinitionBaseType

Substitution hierarchy

Sample instance

<gml:Ellipsoid gml:id="ID">
      <gml:GenericMetaData>Any text, intermingled with:
         <!--any element-->
   <gml:identifier codeSpace="">string</gml:identifier>
   <gml:semiMajorAxis uom="">1.0</gml:semiMajorAxis>
         <gml:inverseFlattening uom="">1.0</gml:inverseFlattening>

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