Vincenty

DESCRIPTION:

** T Vincenty, "Direct and Inverse Solutions of Geodesics on the Ellipsoid with application of nested equations", Survey Review, vol XXII no 176, 1975 http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/inverse.pdf

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SYNOPSIS:

flindersPeak = Vincenty.new("-37°57′3.72030''", "144°25′29.52440''" ) buninyong = Vincenty.new("-37° 39' 10.15610''", "143° 55' 35.38390''") track_and_bearing = flindersPeak.distanceAndAngle( buninyong ) puts track_and_bearing

#or the reverse destination = flindersPeak.destination(TrackAndDistance.new("306° 52' 5.37\"", 54972.271)) puts destination

#Angles is the parent class of Latitude and Longitude Angle.new("-37°01′.125").strf( "The angle is %d°%2m′%2.5s″%N" ) -> "The angle is 37°01′07.50000″S"

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LICENSE:

Code unique to this implementation of Vincentys algrithm is distributed under the Ruby License.

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