Algorithms for the computation of the forward and inverse geodesic problems for an ellipsoid of revolution are derived. These are accurate to better than 15 nm when applied to the terrestrial ellipsoids. The solutions of other problems involving geodesics (triangulation, projections, maritime boundaries, and polygonal areas) are investigated.
- Pub Date:
- February 2011
- Physics - Geophysics;
- Physics - Computational Physics
- LaTex, 29 pages, 16 figures. Supplementary material is available at http://geographiclib.sourceforge.net/geod.html