[auscope-geosciml] 4326 axis order

Simon.Cox at csiro.au Simon.Cox at csiro.au
Sat Oct 23 09:33:15 EDT 2010

It's not GML that made this decision, it is EPSG.

Simon Cox
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From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au [auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au] On Behalf Of Boisvert, Eric [Eric.Boisvert at RNCan-NRCan.gc.ca]
Sent: Friday, 22 October 2010 8:31 PM
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Subject: [auscope-geosciml] 4326 axis order

Another thing that we should be aware of, is that GML 3.2 fixes (at least in the documentation) the axis order of EPSG:4326, which is y,x and not x,y.


This means that we must be careful that WFS services actually honour the axis order.

For the Groundwater Interoperability Experiment, we suggested that services that generates 3.1.1 GML and older will use x,y axis order while GML above 3.1.1 will use y,x axis order.


Eric Boisvert
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