I am working on calculating the intersection of two lines. Each line segment is represented as two geographic coordinate pairs. Additionally, each line segment is less than 1km in distance.
My question pertains to whether it's feasible to use the standard mathematical calculation for determining the intersection point between two lines (using the formula for the equation of a line while assuming the line segments are on a two-dimensional plane).
Does anyone know what kind error I am dealing with if I were to take that approach?
Obviously, it will also depend on where these line segments are situated as distortion increases as we approach the poles.
I'm open to suggestions for other approaches as well (perhaps converting to a different coordinate system?). I am writing this in Python (not ArcPy).