I was looking at this, and then I realized: According to the OSM export, SRTM says I live in Antarctica, and not Canada. Is the SRTM backwards, or OSM? They only match up if I flip OSM's long/lat.

https://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/Documentation/Continent_def.gif

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edited 18 Apr '16, 20:12


This type of query has been done to death on various GIS forums. Both lat first & long first are in common usage: you just have to adapt to the convention used by a particular tool or dataset.

Further reading: http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/6037/latlon-or-lonlat-whats-the-right-way-to-display-coordinates-and-inputs

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