Format definition by the Open Geospatial Consortium that describes geometry in human readable string

AuthorOGC

Goal

Goal is to unify describing geometry in human readable string. Alternative is Well Known Binary, which is a common representation in binary form.

Implementations

WKT is used as geometry representation in standards like GeoJSON, iso19139, Simple Features SQL, spatial CSV

Clients * Leaflet * OpenLayers

Libraries * OGR/GDAL

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