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Longitude decimal degrees XN[NN][.N(9)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term430400
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this term

A numeric measurement of longitude in decimal degrees.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termGeospatial
Format:Help on this termXN[NN][.N(9)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term13
Unit of measure:Help on this termDecimal degree

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The 'X' in the longitude format symbolises the designator symbol “+” or “-” and should be placed prior to the first number.

The designator symbol for longitudes east of Greenwich are positive and shall be designated by use of the plus sign (+), while longitudes west of Greenwich are negative and shall be designated by use of the minus sign (-). The Prime Meridian shall be designated by use of the plus sign (+). The 180th meridian shall be designated by use of the minus sign (-).

The format XN[NN][.N(9)] allows for 1, 2 and 3 digit longitudes (ie. degrees) with the option of 0 to 9 decimal places (i.e. decimal degrees).

Usage examples:

  • +149.091360569
  • +2
  • -50.321-

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand 2008. AS/NZS ISO6709:2008—Standard representation of latitude, longitude and altitude for geographic point locations. Sydney/Wellington: Standards Australia/Standards NZ.

Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Address—geocode longitude, decimal degrees XN[NN][.N(9)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

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