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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:IDThe attribute gml:id supports provision of a handle for the XML element representing a GML Object. Its use is mandatory for all GML objects. It is of XML type ID, so is constrained to be unique in the XML document within which it occurs.from 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>