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The GeoJSON Format (RFC7946)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247162D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Aug-11
Document File: 56 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Butler: AUTHOR [+6]


GeoJSON is a format for encoding a variety of geographic data structures using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) [RFC7159]. A GeoJSON object may represent a region of space (a Geometry), a spatially bounded entity (a Feature), or a list of Features (a FeatureCollection). GeoJSON supports the following geometry types: Point, LineString, Polygon, MultiPoint, MultiLineString, MultiPolygon, and GeometryCollection. Features in GeoJSON contain a Geometry object and additional properties, and a FeatureCollection contains a list of Features.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         H. Butler Request for Comments: 7946                                     Hobu Inc. Category: Standards Track                                        M. Daly ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Cadcorp                                                                 A. Doyle

                                                              S. Gillies                                                                   Mapbox                                                                 S. Hagen

                                                               T. Schaub                                                              Planet Labs                                                              August 2016

                            The GeoJSON Format


   GeoJSON is a geospatial data interchange format based on JavaScript    Object Notation (JSON).  It defines several types of JSON objects and    the manner in which they are combined to represent data about    geographic features, their properties, and their spatial extents.    GeoJSON uses a geographic coordinate reference system, World Geodetic    System 1984, and units of decimal degrees.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7946.

 Butler, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7946                         GeoJSON                     August 2016

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