Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Calculate new coordinates given bearing and distance?
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2021 Nov 4, 16:45 -0700

    Dear Lars,

    Thank you very much for the clarification.

    I want to keep to as little tables as theoretically possible. At the same time - I want to be able to solve all the usual CN tasks, hence my apparent obsession with Haversines, looks like it is possible to do the job with paper and pencil and a set of simple formulas. The all-Haversine Doniol may be used also to obtain the initial GC course and to know the total distance, then splitting the track into segments of manageable lengths - the way-points' coordinates are available through your formulas. Then the process repeats, - from a way-point the new initial course is calculated and so on.

    Warm regards,
    60°N 30°E

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site