Urination most often occurs in a quiet, hidden location and usually comprises five individual behaviours performed in sequence; however, not all of these behaviours will be exhibited by all cats.
Alternating between sniffing and scraping after urination is commonly observed.
The following video shows a cat urinating.
The arrow highlights the straight back posture commonly observed during urination.
In the following video, a cat is urinating in an unusual location which gives the opportunity to clearly view the urine being voided. The arrow illustrates the direction of urine flow, note how this changes. Urinating from a standing posture
Please watch the following video noting the similarity between urinating from a standing position and spraying. However there are a number of key differentiating features that allow one to conclude that this cat is urinating not spraying.
Choice of a designated latrine area
Please note that as with all behaviour knowing the context is important and the cat in this video is known always to urinate in this manner and does not mark any vertical surface indoors.