I am looking at the
point data type and I can see that it uses
longitude,latitude,height interchangeably so I was wondering what is the intention behind this.
I can see from the documentation that the intention seems to be to discriminate between points on an ellipsoid to points on a plane in general.
However, it is possible to create
WGS-84 points with
y attributes and
cartesian points with
latitude attributes which would make the distinction more of an "alias", rather than a strict type checking one.
I think that the distinction between geographical and "generic" points would be useful although it does not seem to be enforced right now.
Can you please clarify if this is an alias or is meant to be more strictly associated with the data type?
EDIT: No, entirely my bad, the semantics of POINT are clear right now