Issue 16212

Interpret coordinateUncertaintyInMeters into coordinateAccuracy

Reporter: mdoering
Type: Improvement
Summary: Interpret coordinateUncertaintyInMeters into coordinateAccuracy
Priority: Major
Resolution: WontFix
Status: Closed
Created: 2014-07-30 14:47:39.675
Updated: 2016-04-01 15:20:38.161
Resolved: 2016-04-01 15:20:38.109
Description: The LocationInterpreter does not yet handle dwc:coordinateUncertaintyInMeters although its a rather common field in occurrences. Example record:

Needs to convert meters into decimal degrees taking into account the actual coordinate]]>

Author: peterdesmet
Created: 2015-11-17 13:43:55.763
Updated: 2015-11-17 13:44:24.609
This would be a good thing to implement. I know for consistency sake, it is preferred to translate the value in degrees (= the same unit as the coordinates), but in contrast with elevationAccuracy (and similar) it's harder for the end user to interpret such a value. Meters is more intuitive and also (I think) what GPS units give back as error.

The example record gives a 404. Here's a new one:

Author: cgendreau
Comment: coordinateUncertaintyInMeters will be provided separately, see POR-2795
Created: 2016-04-01 15:20:10.405
Updated: 2016-04-01 15:20:10.405