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    Re: query
    From: Vic Fraenckel
    Date: 2002 Aug 21, 15:05 -0400

    If you need a great circle solution I cannot add to the advice to take a
    look at Mr. Williams Aviation formulary as mentioned in Dan Allen's
    response. However, if  you would like a ellipsoidal solution and want to
    roll your own in VB6 I can offer my Open Source software which contains,
    among other functions, Vincenty's Direct solution which i believe solves
    your problem.
    
    If you are interested in having a look at the code, please send me an e-mail
    with the word GEODESY in the subject line and I will return to you a 24kB
    zip file with every thing you need to build an app to solve your problem. I
    will put your name in my distribution list for updates if you wish. Let me
    know on this.
    
    HTH
    
    Vic
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    Victor Fraenckel - The Windman                 vfraenc1{at}nycap.rr.com
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Michael Wescott" 
    To: 
    Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 2:42 PM
    Subject: Re: query
    
    
    | Mitch B Burrill writes:
    | > If I am at lat1, long1,  and go XXX nm at TC YYY, What is the exact
    | > formula from spherical trigonometry to get lat2, long2 ?
    |
    | I would argue that the problem is not sufficiently well specified.
    |
    | Is TC=YYY merely the initial course for a Great Circle trip during
    | which the course will generally vary as the trip progresses. Or is TC
    | to remain constant for the whole trip, i.e. a rhumb line course? Or
    | something else altogether?
    |
    | --
    |         Mike Wescott
    |         Wescott_Mike{at}EMC.COM
    |
    
    
    

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