# Tagged Questions

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### How to calculate the center and radius of a circle based on points

I have a set of lat/long points. I need to calculate the center point and radius of a circle that will encompass all the points. The co-ordinate system used is latitude/longitude as per google maps. ...
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### What mathematical processes does a GPS receiver use to determine position?

I'm writing a report on the mathematics of GPS, but I'm wondering what methods the GPS actually uses. What I've done is set up the four sphere equations and solve them using the Newton-Raphson method ...
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### Formula for charting a course around the globe, given a location and degree heading?

I'm looking for a formula that takes a long/lat coordinate and a degree heading, (e.g. "I'm standing in San Francisco and I'm facing 45º from north"), and which can draw a line across a map projecting ...
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### Index express the similarity in shape between two data sets

I have two data sets. One is points in the blue curve. The other is points in the green curve. Now I want to find a property (P) or something else like index that has the following characteristics: ...
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### Finding Intersection of Two Circle given Lat/Lon and radius?

I am attempting to calculate the intersection of two circle on the Earth with a given latitude, longitude and radius. I started with this How to calculate the intersection of 2 Circles? These circles ...
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### Check if a point coordinate is between linestring coordinates

I know that, linestring is a vector and if i want to check that, if point coordinates are between linestring beginning and ending coordinates then i need to use vector comparison (x2 > x && ...
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### calculate turning acceleration from a compass

I have degree and timestamp and want to calculate the turning acceleration. What to trigger if the compass is turning fast. Is there a mathematic way to get an acceleration parameter?
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### How to locate a house on the 3D Map correctly?

I've done my 3D map generation in WebGL/THREE.JS project and have an issue with the building locations. I have the data about building position ( its polygon ) from DB server, but first of all I want ...
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### How do I compute uncertainties in the positions transformed using Helmert transformation?

I am familiar with Python, MATLAB and Mathematica. My data is given by Cartesian coordinates (positions in X,Y,Z (meters), standard deviations XX, YY, ZZ (meters) and a correlation matrix (XY, YZ, ZX)....
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### How to organize/cluster nodes moving on the same direction

The Problem I am working on a problem of clustering for mobile nodes. Initially, I though of clustering the nodes based on their angle of movement (relative to the x-axis). However this situation ...
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### Trilateration Math Check

I'm trying to crate an indoor trilateration program working off of N BLE objects. Where I have any number of beacons in a room and my ipad can track its location within them to a sub meter degree of ...
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### Trilateration issue

My program isn't making use of any geographical data, but I'm hoping that the users experience in the subject can help me with my current issue. The project I am working is trying to locate a user in ...
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### Finding GeoTIFF GeoTransform when camera position is known

In short, I want to create a GeoTIFF from aerial images taken with a camera whose position (x, y, z, roll, pitch, yaw) and parameters (focal length etc.) are known. No ground control points are known. ...
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### Determining North-South Line Via Watch Method?

I read about Determining North-South Line Via Watch Method recently (page 9). What is the underlying geometric/celestial reason this works? What is the error to true north given this method? Is ...
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### how do calculate nearest point in earth map with coords

I am having trouble calculating nearest point for another point with earth coordinates. I am particularly interested in calculating the intersection of linestring vector with earth coordinates. I'm ...
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### Calculating raster values from center to edges to represent normal distribution

Edit for simplification/clarification: What I want to do is take a raster and calculate cell values from center to edges such that the center has an arbitrarily determined high value which decreases ...