I'd like to calculate and save a centroid (the central tendency) of a set of points as well as the standard distance (i.e. the root mean squared distance to the centroid). I can store the centroid as a point in any shapefile. As far as I know the only way to store the standard distance is as a shapefile attribute.

Is anyone aware of a more standardized way to store the standard distance alongside the centroid coordinates?

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    What do you mean by "more standardized way"?
    – Babel
    Commented Oct 3, 2021 at 18:29
  • For example is there something in the Open Geospatial Consortium standards or something within GDAL that is designed to handle coordinate uncertainty.
    – Shawn
    Commented Oct 3, 2021 at 18:34


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