Description of CRS - DE_ETRS89 / UTM_BB
Country identifierDE
CRS identifierDE_ETRS89 / UTM_BB
CRS alias
CRS valid areaGermany, offical CRS in federal state Brandenburg since 10-May-1996
CRS scopebasis for surveying activities, topographic and base mapping, cadastral
CRS remarks
ETRS89 with UTM projection - special modifcation (zone 
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 identifierUTM_BB
Operation valid areafederal state Brandenburg
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
with extended zone 33 (central meridian 15 deg E) for the 
whole federal state Brandenburg i.e. also westwards of 
limit meridian 12 deg E 
Operation parameter namelatitude of origin
Operation parameter value
Operation parameter remarks
0°, the Equator
Operation parameter namelongitude of origin
Operation parameter value
central meridian (CM):  15 °E
Operation parameter remarks
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
zone 33 greater than 6°
Operation parameter remarks
zone 33 is extended for whole Brandenburg over longitude 
limit 12 ° E 
Operation parameter namezone number n
Operation parameter value
Operation parameter remarks
normal zone number is 33, for offical coordinates in 
Brandenburg zone number with one digit in use i.e. zone 
number is 3 
Operation parameter namelatitude limits of system
Operation parameter value
84° N
80° S
Operation parameter remarks
Operation parameter namelimits of zones
Operation parameter value
in general: by meridians whose longitudes are multiples of 
6° West / 6° East of Greenwich 
for Brandenburg: zone 33 extended over 12°E
Operation parameter remarks