This profile shall provide for the transfer of higher precision geographic point data in compliance with SDTS, FIPS 173.
Part 6, the Point Profile, contains specifications for a SDTS
profile for use with geographic point data only, with the option to
carry high precision coordinates (by increasing the number of decimal
places or significant figures) such as those required for geodetic
network control points can be attained. (This profile is a modification
of Part 4, the Topological Vector Profile, and follows many of the
conventions of that profile.) Geographic point data herein describes
real-world features, rather than a symbolized map graphic. The data may
be derived from a cartographic product (map), but the scope of the
Point Profile is to convey high precision point data, such as data
derived from high precision geodetic network control surveys, rather
than information about geographic features displayed on maps. The
profile does not include the transfer of topological structures.
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