Bug #78000 Section 11.5.2.2 of docs: geocentric should be geodetic
Submitted: 10 Aug 2015 0:06 Modified: 12 Aug 2015 13:32
Reporter: Ellery Chan Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.7 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: data types, Spatial Extension

[10 Aug 2015 0:06] Ellery Chan
Description:
Under Geometry Properties, in the discussion about coordinates, it says:  "the distance on the planar coordinate system and the distance on the geocentric system (coordinates on the Earth's surface) are different things."  The term "geodetic" more commonly refers to coordinates on the earth's surface, while "geocentric" usually refers to an XYZ coordinate system where the origin is at the center of the earth (aka ECEF).

This reference might be helpful:  http://www.dirsig.org/docs/new/coordinates.html

How to repeat:
N/A

Suggested fix:
Change "geocentric" to "geodetic" in Section 11.5.2.2 of the docs.
[10 Aug 2015 0:45] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[12 Aug 2015 13:32] Paul DuBois
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly.