[uf-discuss] geo - accuracy of coordinates
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Oct 3 01:12:17 PDT 2006
In message <FB2D8589-4A17-487D-8C8A-B4BCE0BC37B3 at placenamehere.com>,
Chris Casciano <chris at placenamehere.com> writes
>On Oct 2, 2006, at 6:54 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> In message <5D331469-E4A2-47CC-9867-121FECCBDFBB at placenamehere.com>,
>> Chris Casciano <chris at placenamehere.com> writes
>>>>>> Or the capacity to describe a polygon...
>>>>> I call the 80/20 rule into effect here.
>>>> Fine, I'm confident that more than 80% of countries, counties,
>>>> cities, gardens, parks, nature reserves, and industrial estates are
>>>> polygons, and fewer than 20% are circles.
>>> You could outline any territory as a series of geos if the need ever
>> In other words, "the capacity to describe a polygon".
>Totally ignored the point I was trying to make... and that is that
>describing a border - of any shape - by the use of a collection of geo
>coords (at whatever precision) is a totally different task then
>defining an individual point and its precision.
Totally ignored the point I was trying to make... and that is that it
would perhaps be better to have the capacity to describe a polygon.
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