[Geojson] [OSGeo-Standards] EPSG + Coordinate Ordering (Was Re: GeoJSON '1.0'?)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Mar 13 16:41:17 PDT 2008

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> That was not the plan for GeoJSON. The additional flag would not change
> the data in any way, all it would do would be to accept, and describe,
> the mapping from EPSG:4326 to the way GeoJSON works. The spec was (is)
> very clear that the coordinate order is *always* x, y, z.


No offence, but "x, y, z" is not as specifically meaningful as you might
think.  Do you mean "easting, northing, elevation"?  There are real coordinate
systems that routinely encoding x as southing, and y and westing
(for instance).

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