Depth, directional
Depth below the earth or water surface along a non-vertical line. The first coordinate is the angle of the ray from north expressed in degrees. The second coordinate is the angle of the ray from horizontal expressed in negative degrees. The distance along the ray is expressed as a positive number that increases with distance along the ray.
Degrees from north
Distance along ray
3D
Degrees from horizontal
Maximum distance along ray (end)
Interval along a horizontal or longitudinal ray. The first coordinate is the angle from north expressed in degrees of the longitudinal array. The second coordinate is the minimum distance along the ray at which the longitudinal interval begins. The third coordinate is the maximium distance along the ray at which the longitudinal interval ends.
Longitudinal interval
Degrees from north
3D
Minimum distance along ray (begin)
Distance along ray
Degrees from north
Radial horizontal offset
Offset expressed as a distance along a ray that originates from a central point. The angle of the ray is expressed as the first offset coordinate in degrees. The distance along the ray is expressed as the second offset coordinate.
2D
Radial horizontal offset with height
3D
Offset expressed as a distance along a ray that originates from a central point with a third coordinate that indicates the height above the earth or water surface. The angle of the ray is expressed as the first offset coordinate in degrees. The distance along the ray is expressed as the second offset coordinate. The height above the earth or water surface is expressed as the third coordinate.
Distance along ray
Degrees from north
Height
3D
Distance in Y direction
Distance in X direction
Offset expressed using cartesian coordinates where X is distance along axis aligned with true north, Y is distace aligned with true east, and Z is distance aligned straight up. Depths are expressed a negative numbers. The origin of the coordinate system is typically defined in the site description.
Cartesian offset
Distance in Z direction
Depth
Offset expressed as a distance along a ray that originates from a central point with a third coordinate that indicates the depth below the earth or water surface. The angle of the ray is expressed as the first offset coordinate in degrees. The distance along the ray is expressed as the second offset coordinate. The depth below the earth or water surface is expressed as the third coordinate.
Degrees from north
Distance along ray
Radial horizontal offset with depth
3D
Depth below the earth or water surface. Values are expressed as negative numbers and become more negative in the downward direction.
Depth
Depth
1D
ODM2 Spatial Offset Type Controlled Vocabulary
A vocabulary for describing the type of SpatialOffset that exists between two SamplingFeatures.
ODM2 Working Group
Maximum height (top)
Minimum height (bottom)
2D
Height interval
Height interval above the earth or water surface. The minimum height value is expressed first and then the maximum height value. Values increase in the upward direction.
Maximum depth (bottom)
Depth interval below the earth or water surface. The mininum depth value is expressed first and then maximum depth value. Values are expresssed as negative numbers and become more negative in the downward direction.
Minimum depth (top)
2D
Depth interval
1D
Height
Height
Height above the earth or water surface. Values are positive and increase in the upward direction.
Degrees from horizontal
Height above the earth or water surface along a non-vertical line. The first coordinate is the angle of the ray from north expressed in degrees. The second coordinate is the angle of the ray from horizontal expressed in positive degrees. The distance along the ray is expressed as a positive number that increases with distance along the ray.
Degrees from north
Height, directional
Distance along ray
3D