Interface GeographicCRS

  • All Superinterfaces:
    CoordinateReferenceSystem, GeodeticCRS, IdentifiedObject, ReferenceSystem, SingleCRS
    All Known Implementing Classes:

    public interface GeographicCRS
    extends GeodeticCRS
    A coordinate reference system based on an ellipsoidal approximation of the geoid; this provides an accurate representation of the geometry of geographic features for a large portion of the earth's surface.

    A Geographic CRS is not suitable for mapmaking on a planar surface, because it describes geometry on a curved surface. It is impossible to represent such geometry in a Euclidean plane without introducing distortions. The need to control these distortions has given rise to the development of the science of map projections.

    Used with CS type(s)
    GeoAPI 1.0
    Martin Desruisseaux (IRD)