 Latitude and Longitude,
a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.
 Coordinate Systems, Longitude,
Latitude
 Can you explain pitch, roll, and yaw to me? Are there other systems
for measuring an object's position in space?
 Maximum Difference, Longitude and Latitude
 Find the maximum longitude and latitude difference between two points
on Earth 1000 kilometers apart.
 Latitude and Longitude of
a Point Halfway between Two Points
 I would like to know how to determine the latitude and longitude
of a point halfway between New York and Los Angeles.
 Finding Points on the Earth
 Find the point that has latitude and longitude five miles north of
a given point, and the other three points to the south, east, and west.
 Deriving the Haversine Formula
 I need to write a program module to calculate distances given longitude
and latitude data, trying to find an object within a mile's radius of its
location.
 Longitude and Latitude to
Determine Distance
 Using longitude and latitude to determine distance in rectangular
coordinates.
 Distance Between Two Points
on the Earth
 My latitude and longitude are in the form 40.266934, 74.204930
respectively, with negatives for South and West. How do I calculate
the distance between them?
 Distance Calculation
 If I have the coordinates of two places in Degrees Latitude and
Longitude, how do I calculate the distance in nautical miles?
 Determining Distance between
Two Cities
 I need an equation to use in an application for a car dealership.
 Using Longitude and Latitude to
Determine Distance
 I've been looking for the equation for finding the distance between
two cities, given their latitudes and longitudes.
 Distance using Latitude and Longitude
 Is there a simple formula for calculating distance using known
latitude and longitude?
 How Far Do the Birds Fly?
 How to calculate the survey distance a racing pigeon flies
from point A to point B, where A is the release point and B is
the home loft of a returning bird?
 Latitude and Longitude, GPS
Conversion
 What is the equation to convert latitude/longitude/altitude (LLA)
data into earthcentered/earthfixed (ECEF) data?
 Walking Around the World
 Given a starting point on the earth and a direction, if a man travels
a certain distance in a straight line, where will he end up and in which
direction will he be facing?
 Bearing Between Two Points
 Is there an easy way to calculate the "heading" (relative to North=0)
between two coordinates?
 Finding Distance Using the Earth's
Grid System
 How do I find the shortest distance between two points on the earth
using degrees of latitude and longitude?
 Bearing Calculation
 Given two cities at geographic coordinates (xA,yA) and (xB,yB), is
there a formula to calculate the bearing from city A to city B?
