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ok i see what is going on. the output of arcgis is in 1/100 of a z unit. so I had to divide entire raster by 100 to obtain the correct values. thanks and sorry for creating a thread
It is due to the projection of a 2D plane onto a polorised 2 spheres surface, as the line moves past the poles, it becomes distorted as far as observers of the 2D plane are concerned because the straight line to the destination appears to be a curved ark of a Great Circle, which is a term in mathematics that relates to the greatest circle that can be sliced ...
Here's an example of how to draw an arc by center point, radius, start angle, and end angle. Depending on the use case you have in mind this may be a viable option.
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