This document specifies the representation of latitude and longitude and optionally height or depth compatible with previous editions of ISO 6709.
This document also supports the representations of other coordinate types and time that may be associated with those coordinates as defined through one or more coordinate reference systems (CRS).
This document describes a text string of coordinates, suitable for electronic data exchange, for one point including reference system identification to ensure that the coordinates unambiguously represent the position of that point. Files containing multiple points with a single common reference system identification are out of scope. This document also describes a simpler text string structure for coordinate representation of a point location that is more suitable for human readability.