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How can I get line features to appear as great circles on a map, instead of straight lines? Thanks,

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You want to display a line as a circle? Considered computing the centroid of the line and buffer/increase it to your liking? –  Curlew Mar 4 '13 at 13:08
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You need to give more information, in order to answer your question. What software are you using? How are you drawing these lines? How did you generate the lines? –  Devdatta Tengshe Mar 4 '13 at 15:13
    
if you are interested in doing your mapping in R, check out this blog post: flowingdata.com/2011/05/11/… –  jed.a.long Mar 4 '13 at 19:10
    
I'm using Quantum GIS, and what I was hoping to get is when I draw a line between two points on a map, it would show as a great circle line (a curved line, depending on the current projection), and not as a straight line on the screen. –  user15749 Mar 5 '13 at 7:06
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You might find either of these posts helpful: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/84443/… or gis.stackexchange.com/questions/5204/… –  Amanda Feb 2 at 20:44

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