Bessel Namibia (GLM)


Unit: German legal metre

Data source: EPSG

Information source: Chief Directorate: Surveys and Mapping, Mowbray, South Africa.

Revision date: 2007-09-21

Remarks: The semi-major axis has the same value as the Bessel 1841 ellipsoid (code 7004) but is in different units - German Legal Metres rather than International metres - hence a different size. a = 6377483.865 International metres. Used in Namibia.

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Definition: OGC Well Known Text

SPHEROID["Bessel Namibia (GLM)",6377483.86528042,299.1528128,

Definition: OGC Well Known Text 2 (2019)

ELLIPSOID["Bessel Namibia (GLM)",6377397.155,299.1528128,
    LENGTHUNIT["German legal metre",1.0000135965],

Definition: ESRI Well Known Text


Definition: JSON

    "$schema": "https://proj.org/schemas/v0.5/projjson.schema.json",
    "type": "Ellipsoid",
    "name": "Bessel Namibia (GLM)",
    "semi_major_axis": {
        "value": 6377397.155,
        "unit": {
            "type": "LinearUnit",
            "name": "German legal metre",
            "conversion_factor": 1.0000135965
    "inverse_flattening": 299.1528128,
    "id": {
        "authority": "EPSG",
        "code": 7046

Definition: GeoServer

7046-ellipsoid=SPHEROID["Bessel Namibia (GLM)",6377483.86528042,299.1528128,AUTHORITY["EPSG","7046"]]