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points, lines, and polygons are most commonly defined on maps using x, y Cartesian coordinates such as longitude/latitude based on principles of Euclidean geometry. This Cartesian coordinate system is the most commonly used tool for measuring and analysing various properties of spatial location.
A two dimensional coordinate system in which x measures horizontal distance and y measures vertical distance. An x,y coordinate defines every point on the plane.
See Coordinate plane
A geometrical referencing system used in CNC to establish point-to-point positions and movements. The two dimensional Cartesian coordinate grid as shown below has two axes, X and Y. Where the axes cross is the origin and has a numeric value of X0 and Y0. All of the points shown are referenced from the origin. In Cartesian coordinates the points below are, P=X4 Y3, Q=X-1.3 Y2.5, R=X-1.5 Y-1.5, S=X3.5 Y-1, and T=X4.5 Y0. The axes divide the plane into four quadrants: P is in the first quadrant, Q in the second, R in the third, and S in the fourth. T is on the positive x-axis. See also axis, origin, coordinate, Descartes
A system of assigning planar positions to objects in terms of their distances from two mutually perpendicular lines (the and coordinate axes), or of assigning spatial positions to objects in terms of their distances from three mutually perpendicular lines (the x, y, and coordinate axes). Compare polar coordinate system.
the two- or three-dimensional coordinate system in which perpendicular axes meet at the origin (0,0) or (0,0,0). Typically, Cartesian coordinate axes are called X, Y, and Z. See also axis.
a way of defining the position of a point in two-dimensional space
a coordinate system for which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set perpendicular lines that intersect at the origin of the system
A coordinate system in which the position of a point is determined by its distance from reference lines (axes).