We're making a light web front to a database, and I saw this in a test screenshot:
Despite those coordinates being nowhere near North America, the "latitude/longitude" label for those coordinates really ruffled my jimmies. This got me wondering if there is a generic yet unambiguous term for each axis.
The first idea that came up was to just change the labels to
X and Y Easting and Northing, but my understanding is those are terms used specifically for Cartesian coordinates. If the CRS was EPSG:4269, then the labels we have now would be correct.
We can probably derive the proper axes labels from the CRS, but I thought I'd ask if there's an accepted generic term (other than "value that increments along the north axis") to just sidestep the issue.