[Proj] Distance calculations
ovv at hetnet.nl
Thu Oct 16 11:29:27 EDT 2008
What do I think?
His numerical integration method is way too simple to be practical and he
doesn't address all difficulties like the correct azimuth quadrant and
problems with numerical precision of transcendental functions.
For all geodetic purposes the Vincenty method has proved to be accurate
enough and very efficient.
Note that although a _good_ numerical method can give near arbitrary
precision for the geodesic, the actual earth' dimensions are not known with
greater accuracy than some centimeters, even if a tidal-free model is
Oscar van Vlijmen
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From: "Jean-Claude Repetto" <jrepetto at free.fr>
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> <http://www.codeguru.com/Cpp/Cpp/algorithms/article.php/c5115/> ?
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