A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2022 Jan 11, 01:41 -0800
Frank Reed you wrote: There's an easy-to-use tool which provides a distance and bearing-measuring interface on Google Maps here: acscdg.com. The site is clearly old, but it still works. Bearing is only provided to the nearest degree.
Thanks. This site appears very good from short range to whole World. The photography looks older than most sites, but it’ll do. One degree in azimuth should be enough for what I had in mind, but at longer ranges you could conceivably move the cursor around to note the changeover points from one degree azimuth to the next. Then assuming the changeover occurred at 0.5, you might be able to calculate azimuth down to 0.1 degree. However, if someone were going to go to that trouble, they might as well pin the points on Google Maps or Earth and use spherical trig. DaveP