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Roll, Pitch, Yaw, ST_Rotate

Posted by smathermather on December 14, 2013

Thinking out load (and hoping I’m right), but with the classic flight dynamics of roll, pitch, yaw for flight dynamics relative to PostGIS concepts of rotation:
Diagram of jet liner with roll, pitch, yaw

  • Pitch Axis = ST_RotateX
  • Bearing (instead of yaw) = ST_RotateZ using 90-minus the angle for NSEW coordinates from Cartesian angles
  • Roll = ST_RotateY
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