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ALTITUDE ORTHOMETRIQUE [1 record]

Record 1 2017-09-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Mathematical Geography
DEF

The distance along the plumb line between the geoid and the point of interest on the surface of the Earth.

OBS

orthometric height: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Télédétection
  • Géographie mathématique
DEF

Altitude d'un point sur la surface de la Terre, mesurée perpendiculairement à partir de la surface du géoïde.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Teledetección
  • Geografía matemática
DEF

Altura de un punto relativa al geoide, que se expresa generalmente como una elevación MSL.

OBS

altura ortométrica : término y definición aceptados oficialmente por la Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI).

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