Description of CRS - DE_ETRS89 / UTM
Country identifierDE
CRS identifierDE_ETRS89 / UTM
CRS alias
EPSG codes: 25831, 25832, 25833
ADV codes:  DE_ETRS89_UTM31, DE_ETRS89_UTM32, 

Note: in EPSG and AdV codes also format descriptions for 
coordinate data sets are included (order of coordinate 
values,  zone number) - may be defined differently  

CRS-EU description encloses all zones (31, 32 and 33)
CRS valid areaGermany, federal states Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (offical CRS since 19-Apr-2005), Berlin (offical CRS since 01-Jun-2010), also in use in all other federal states but not offical CRS, in Brandenburg special modification in use - see DE_ETRS89 / UTM_BB
CRS scopebasis for surveying activities, topographic and base mapping, cadastral
CRS remarks
Datum identifierETRS89
Datum alias
European Terrestrial Reference System 1989
Datum typegeodetic
Datum anchor point
Datum realization epoch
Datum valid area
Datum scope
European datum consistent with ITRS at the epoch 1989.0 
and fixed to the stable part of the Eurasian continental 
plate for georeferencing of GIS and geokinematic tasks 
Datum remarks
Boucher, C., Altamimi, Z. (1992): The EUREF Terrestrial 
Reference System and its First Realizations. 
Veröffentlichungen der Bayerischen Kommission für die 
Internationale Erdmessung, Heft 52, München 1992, pages 
- or -
Prime meridian identifierGreenwich
Prime meridian greenwich longitude
Prime meridian remarks
Ellipsoid identifierGRS 80
Ellipsoid aliasNew International
Ellipsoid semi major axis6 378 137 m
Ellipsoid shapetrue
Ellipsoid inverse flattening298.257222101
Ellipsoid remarkssee Moritz, H. (1988): Geodetic Reference System 1980. Bulletin Geodesique, The Geodesists Handbook, 1988, Internat. Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
Coordinate system identifierUniversal Transverse Mercator
Coordinate system typeprojected
Coordinate system dimension2
Coordinate system remarksProjection: Transverse Mercator in zones, 6° width in general
Coordinate system axis namenorthing / N
Coordinate system axis directionNorth
Coordinate system axis unit identifiermetre
Coordinate system axis nameeasting / E
Coordinate system axis directionEast
Coordinate system axis unit identifiermetre
Operation identifierUniversal Transverse Mercator
Operation valid areaworld-wide
Operation scope
Operation method nameUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection
Operation method name alias
Operation method formula
Transverse Mercator Mapping Equations, in Hooijberg, 
Practical Geodesy, 1997, pages 81-84, 111-114 
Operation method parameters number9
Operation method remarks
Operation parameter namelatitude of origin
Operation parameter value
Operation parameter remarks0°, the Equator
Operation parameter namelongitude of origin
Operation parameter value
central meridian (CM) of each zone
Operation parameter remarkscentral meridians ..., 3° W, 3° E, 9° E, 15° E, 21° E,...
Operation parameter namefalse northing
Operation parameter value
0 m for northern hemisphere
10 000 000 m for southern hemisphere
Operation parameter remarks
Operation parameter namefalse easting
Operation parameter value
500 000 m
Operation parameter remarks
Operation parameter namescale factor at central meridian
Operation parameter value
Operation parameter remarks
Operation parameter namewidth of zones
Operation parameter value
Operation parameter remarks
Operation parameter namezone number n
Operation parameter value
Operation parameter remarkszone number 1 from 180° West increasing eastwards, e.g. for Central Meridian 9° E - zone number 32
Operation parameter namelatitude limits of system
Operation parameter value
84° N
80° S
Operation parameter remarks
Operation parameter namelimits of zones
Operation parameter value
by meridians whose longitudes are multiples of 6° West / 
6° East of Greenwich 
Operation parameter remarks