Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#230 closed defect (fixed)

Clarify the ellipsoid used when presenting latitude/longitude to the user in HTML

Reported by: Dominic Hargreaves Owned by: Dominic Hargreaves
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: openguides Version: svn
Severity: normal Keywords:


Most of the places we present lat/long (RDF, google maps) have a well specified WGS84 ellipsoid. However, the ellipsoid used is undefined when displaying on the node page.

Some people will assume that it's WGS84 and be confused when it's not. However it would be inappropriate to change the display format unilaterally to wgs84 without making it clear to the user.

A compromise should be reached where we tell the user the format the data is in.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Dominic Hargreaves

Owner: changed from Nobody to Dominic Hargreaves
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Dominic Hargreaves

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

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