ISO 6709

Standard representation of geographic point location by coordinates

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Organization: ISO
Publication Date: 15 July 2008
Status: active
Page Count: 36
ICS Code (Information coding): 35.040
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This International Standard is applicable to the interchange of coordinates describing geographic point location. It specifies the representation of coordinates, including latitude and longitude, to be used in data interchange. It additionally specifies representation of horizontal point location using coordinate types other than latitude and longitude. It also specifies the representation of height and depth that may be associated with horizontal coordinates. Representation includes units of measure and coordinate order.

This International Standard is not applicable to the representation of information held within computer memories during processing and in their use in registers of geodetic codes and parameters.

This International Standard supports point location representation through the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and, recognizing the need for compatibility with the previous version of this International Standard, ISO 6709:1983, allows for the use of a single alpha-numeric string to describe point locations.

For computer data interchange of latitude and longitude, this International Standard generally suggests that decimal degrees be used. It allows the use of sexagesimal notations: degrees, minutes and decimal minutes or degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal seconds.

This International Standard does not require special internal procedures, file-organization techniques, storage medium, languages, etc., to be used in its implementation.

Document History

January 15, 2009
Standard representation of geographic point location by coordinates TECHNICAL CORRIGENDUM 1
This International Standard is applicable to the interchange of coordinates describing geographic point location. It specifies the representation of coordinates, including latitude and longitude, to...
ISO 6709
July 15, 2008
Standard representation of geographic point location by coordinates
This International Standard is applicable to the interchange of coordinates describing geographic point location. It specifies the representation of coordinates, including latitude and longitude, to...
May 15, 1983
Standard representation of latitude, longitude and altitude for geographic point locations
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