Interface VerticalCRS

All Superinterfaces:
CoordinateReferenceSystem, IdentifiedObject, ReferenceSystem, SingleCRS

@UML(identifier="VerticalCRS", specification=ISO_19111) public interface VerticalCRS extends SingleCRS
A 1-dimensional CRS used for recording heights or depths. Vertical CRSs make use of the direction of gravity to define the concept of height or depth, but the relationship with gravity may not be straightforward.

By implication, ellipsoidal heights (h) cannot be captured in a vertical CRS. Ellipsoidal heights cannot exist independently, but only as inseparable part of a 3D coordinate tuple defined in a geographic or projected 3D CRS.

Permitted coordinate systems

This type of CRS can be used with coordinate systems of type VerticalCS only.
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