EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset
Version: 9.4.1
EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry
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Projected CRS
Name ETRS89 / LAEA Europe VALID
Aliases Alias Naming System Remarks
ETRS - LAEA EuroGeographics Identifier This identifier is as used by the information source but has been superseded by the INSPIRE identifier.
ETRF89 / LAEA EPSG alias
ETRS89 / LAEA EPSG abbreviation
Scope Single CRS for all Europe. Used for statistical mapping at all scales and other purposes where true area representation is required.
Remarks Use ETRS89 / LCC (code 3034) for conformal mapping at 1:500,000 scale or smaller or ETRS89 / UTM (codes 25828-37 or 3040-49) for conformal mapping at scales larger than 1:500,000.
Area Description Europe - onshore and offshore: Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway including Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom (UK) including Channel Islands and Isle of Man; Vatican City State.
Derived From Base CRS Name ETRS89    —    Alias(es): [ETRS89-GRS80]
Base CRS Type geographic 2D
Geodetic Datum European Terrestrial Reference System 1989    —    Alias(es): [ETRS89]
Prime Meridian Greenwich
Ellipsoid GRS 1980    —    Alias(es): [International 1979]
Semi-Major Axis (a) 6378137 metre
Inverse flattening 298.257222101 unity
Map Projection Name Europe Equal Area 2001    —    Alias(es): [LAEA, LAEA Europe]
Operation Method Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area
Is the operation reversible? Yes
Conversion Parameters Parameter Name Parameter Value or Parameter File Unit of Measure Sign Reversal
Latitude of natural origin
degree No
Longitude of natural origin
degree No
False easting 4321000 metre No
False northing 3210000 metre No
Coordinate Axes Order Axis Name Abbrev. Unit of Measure Orientation
1 Northing Y metre north
2 Easting X metre east