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 |Coordinate transformation| Change of coordinates from one CRS to another, where the CRSs datums differ| |Coordinate transformation| Change of coordinates from one CRS to another, where the CRSs datums differ|
 |Datum| Defines the position of the origin, the scale and the orientation of the axis of a coordinate system with respect to an object| |Datum| Defines the position of the origin, the scale and the orientation of the axis of a coordinate system with respect to an object|
 +|Easting| Distance in a CRS eastwards (positive) or westwards (negative) from a north-south reference|
 +|Ellipsoid| A closed surface formed by the rotation of an ellipse about a main axis. The figure of the Earth is usually modelled as an ellipsoid which is slightly squished from the shape of a sphere at the poles. Shape usually described by terms //a// and //b// (semi-major and semi-minor axis lengths) or //a// and //​f-inverse//​ (inverse flattening)|
 +|Ellipsoidal height (//​h//​)|Distance of a point from the ellipsoid, measured along the perpendicular from the ellipsoid to the point|
 +|Geodetic coordinate system|A coordinate system where position is specified by geodetic latitude, geodetic longitude and (for 3d case) ellipsoidal height|
 +|Geodetic latitude| Angle from the equatorial plane to the perpendicular to the ellipsoid through a given point, positive northwards|
 +|Geodetic longitude| Angle from the prime meridian plane to the meridian plane of a given point, positive eastwards|
 +|Geoid| Equipotential surface of the Earth'​s gravity field, which is everywhere perpendicular to the direction of gravity and which best fits mean sea level|
 +|Geoid-ellipsoid separation (//​N//​)|Height of the geoid above the ellipsoid|
 +|Gravity-related height (//​H//​)|Height dependent on the Earth'​s gravity field, such as orthometric or normal height, which both are approximations of the distance of a point above mean sea level. //H// = //h// + //N//|
 +|Height| Either ellipsoidal or gravity-related height|
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