[Proj] Distance calculation
Gerald I. Evenden
geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 16:14:44 EDT 2008
On Tuesday 14 October 2008 4:04:48 pm Karl Swartz wrote:
> > Zhang Xue-Lian (1985) The nested coefficient method for accurate
> > solutions of direct and inverse geodetic problems with any length.
> > Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Geodetic
> > Computations, Direct and inverse distance
> > functions. Cracow, June 18-21, 1985. Institute of
> > Geodesy and Cartography. Wasaw, Poland, ul. Jasna 2/4 pp 747-763
> > since it's more accurate than the classical method due to Gauss for
> > long distances.
> How does this compare to Thomas Vincenty's algorithm (which can be found
> at http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/inverse.pdf)?
> -- Karl
I second the request as I considered it the gold standard and besides full
documentation and source code are available at NGS as well as online
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