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Subject: How do you calculate distance between 2 GPS coordinates?

Date: Fri Mar 9 18:05:45 2001
Posted by Alvin
Grade level: grad (science) School: No school entered.
City: Yellowknife State/Province: NT Country: Canada
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 984179145.Es

Latitudal lines appear  parrellel but longnitudal lines cross at the poles 
making the distance between them vary dependant on latitude. Using 2 sets 
of Gobal Satilite Positioning coordinates, how would you determine the direct 
distance between the 2 locations.  Secondly are all latitdue lines equidistant 
per degree,including 89 deg to a pole?

Re: How do you calculate distance between 2 GPS coordinates?

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