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    Re: Geodesic Data
    From: Sam Chan
    Date: 2002 Oct 24, 19:14 -0700

    Download TR8350.2 from the following web site:
    Appendix A has the information you  require. "a" is the semi-major axis or
    the Equatorial radius.
    The semi-minor axis (Polar radius) "b" is given by b/a = 1-f.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Gaston Petrocelli" 
    Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 10:23 PM
    Subject: Geodesic Data
    > Hello everyone,
    > My name is Gaston Petrocelli and I'm a 3rd. deck officer from the
    > merchant marine currently taking a post graduate course at the Marine
    > Technical College in Kobe, Japan. I just found this mailing list yesterday
    > and have had a lot of fun while reading you... it's amazing how easy one
    > can forget about classical navigation when modern gadgets do all the work
    > for us. I hope to take advantage of all your knowledge and make some
    > contributions as well.
    > I have a request now, I have to prepare a program to calculate difference
    > of meridional parts under different geodesic systems to present as
    > "homework". The problem is that I haven't been able to access reliable
    > constants to use on my calculations. If anybody knows where I can find
    > online I'd appreciate it greatly. I'm in need of the following Equatorial
    > and Polar Radius: by Bessel, Clark, Hayword, Krasovsky and L. A. U..
    > Thank you very much in advance and hope to hear from you soon.
    > Gaston Petrocelli
    > Merchant Marine Officer

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