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TEX11 — GeodeticPosition should refer to height not altitude

  • Key: TEX11-28
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: BAE SYSTEMS ( Mr. Simon Mettrick)
  • Summary:

    In an aviation context altitude conventionally refers to an barometric pressure equivalent vertical distance rather than a direct measurement of vertical distance.

  • Reported: TEX 1.0 — Wed, 5 Jul 2023 10:06 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — $issue.fixedSpecification.name
  • Disposition Summary:

    Barometric altitude should be referred to as flight-level

    Although the OARIS standard has changed to refer to height (above mean sea-level) rather than altitude. Altitude is widely understood as height above mean sea-level .
    Barometric equivalent height for aviation should be referred to as flight level.
    Also the definition of Cartesian Position makes assumptions about the coordinate orientation and origin that are set by meta-data as well as only being approximately true in the vicinity of an appropriate origin.

  • Updated: Tue, 9 Jan 2024 19:40 GMT