The process of determinating absolute or relative locations of points by measurement of distances

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What is the difference between triangulation and trilateration?

Looking around I noticed that many people exchange the terms (tringlulation and trilateration) for the same sense. What's, actually, the correct sense of Triangulation and what are the differences ...
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How can I use ArcGIS 10.1 to find a geodesic equidistant point defined by three points?

For example, I have coordinates for three base points on a coastline and I need to find the coordinates of the point off the coast which is equidistant from all three. It’s a simple exercise in ...
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Iterating a model to create 3 buffers around three points and find their intersection (trilateration) in arcgis 10 [duplicate]

This past summer I recorded the location of a large number of plants I was working with by calculating the distance from each plant to each of 3 tripods for which I have GPS coordinates. I'm trying to ...
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Multilateration Code

I am currently writing some code to do multilateration using TDOA and currently struggling and wondering if anyone has any reference code that can be used as a test case with some sample data that I ...
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Converting from an x-y coordinate system to latitude/longitude

I'm building an indoor wifi-based tracking system that can calculate the position of a device in meters relative to the sensors distributed throughout the building. So far I've gotten to the point ...
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Given distances from two locations how to accurately find geographic coordinates [duplicate]

I am working on a research problem which requires me to calculate a geographic location accurately (with error distance of few meters), given distances from two geographic locations. For instance: ...
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Trilateration 3D - Vincenty's Formula

with reference to Trilateration using 3 latitude and longitude points, and 3 distances. The accepted answer was votes as shown in wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilateration in ...
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Long range Trilateration from 3 lat, long, range

I've been looking at the following solution to a similar problem Trilateration using 3 latitude and longitude points, and 3 distances However with my problem the 3 points are spread over a large ...
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Pure html based indoor navigation

I would like to locate (position) people inside buildings without forcing them to download a native app. I'm focusing on iOS and Android devices. I therefore thought about wifi triangulation ...
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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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Math algorithm for n amount points in objective-c

I need some information about the Answer on an earlier Question. I need this calculation for an iOS App. I have three points with different Circles. I understand the problem and your solution. But i ...
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How does the radius work in Trilateration

I've been trying to understand the trilateration algorithm based on the wikipedia article. As of now, I have a system where I have the distance of 3 sensors wrt my position and i have the exact GPS ...
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Bilateration using longitude, latitude

I have 2 coordinates (Longitude and Latitude) and a distance from them to a third coordinate. How is it possible to calculate the longitude and latitude (probably 2 possibilities) of the third ...
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Trilateration algorithm for n amount of points in R?

I read the page Trilateration algorithm for n amount of points and I have to do similar kind of trilateration in R. I am not that expert in R, can anyone help, if there is similar function/package ...