Decimal Places 

The decimal places property of the geospatial index identifies the number of implied decimal places for the longitudinal minimum coordinate, latitudinal minimum coordinate, longitudinal cell distance and the latitudinal cell distance. For any geospatial grid this value must be nonzero.
Example
A geospatial grid is being defined for the U.S.. The southwest corner of the grid is 25 degrees latitude and 125.5 degrees longitude. Each cell within the grid is .025 degrees by .025 degrees. There are 1000 cells within each vertical column, and 2400 cells within each horizontal row. This puts the northeast corner of the grid at 50 degrees latitude and 65.5 degrees longitude.
The geospatial index properties would be defined as the following:
Property 
Value 
Long Min Coord 
125500 
Long Cell Distance 
25 
EW Cell Count 
2400 
Lat Min Coord 
25000 
Lat Cell Distance 
25 
NS Cell Count 
1000 
Decimal Places 
3 