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Geocentric CRS used in Europe - ETRS89

ETRS89 is a geocentric CRS last revised on September 15, 2019 and is suitable for use in Europe - onshore and offshore: Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibralt (...more, see 'area of use' for details). ETRS89 uses the European Terrestrial Reference System 1989 as its datum. ETRS89 is a CRS for Geodetic survey. It was defined by information from Norwegian Geodetic Institute geodetic publication 1990:1. Also at EuroGeographics, http://crs.bkg.bund.de/crs-eu/. The distinction in usage between ETRF89 and ETRS89 is confused: although in principle conceptually different in practice both are used as synonyms.

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Geocentric CRS Details
Name:ETRS89
Code:4936
CRS Type:geocentric
Area Of Use: Europe - ETRS89Open
Datum: European Terrestrial Reference System 1989Open
Coordinate System:Earth centred, earth fixed, righthanded 3D coordinate system, consisting of 3 orthogonal axes with X and Y axes in the equatorial plane, positive Z-axis parallel to mean earth rotation axis and pointing towards North Pole. UoM: m.