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OARIS11 — Name "wgs84_velocity_type" is misleading

  • Key: OARIS11-12
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: BAE SYSTEMS ( Peter Hammond)
  • Summary:

    The name suggests something like degrees latitude per second, degrees longitude per second; probably a usable unit but not one I have ever come across. It was certainly not where I looked when looking for course and speed. I did look at polar_velocity_type, found it was wrong and used cartesian intead, which was not what my subscriber was expecting.

    Admittedly it is obvious once one finally drills down to the definiton of wgs84_velocity_type, but experience shows that at least this developer did not search that far.

  • Reported: OARIS 1.0 — Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:36 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — OARIS 1.1
  • Disposition Summary:

    Add further explanation to velocity_coordinate_type

    Explain the nature and purpose of the 3 velocity variants. Add explanation to wgs84_velocity_type that reports velocity from the viewpoint of the object in terms of course and speed with optional angle of climb for changes in height.

  • Updated: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:49 GMT