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I have two points. A vehicle is at point A and I have the coordinates at point A. The vehicle moves to point B and I know the coordinates as well.

I would like to find the angle of movement i.e., 0,180,90,45,360 degrees etc. With the angle, I can tell in what direction its headed relative to origin.

Given that I know the coordinates at A and B, how would I calculate the degree between point A and B.

  • I am not using any program. I am reading this igismap.com/… to calculate bearing and i want to test with real data and see whether the formulas work. – Gandalf May 20 at 17:20
  • See this link for more help. igismap.com/… – GBG May 20 at 17:44
  • This is more than a little complicated, with the formal name of the Inverse Geodetic Problem – Vince May 20 at 18:21
  • Add "bearing" to your question tags – Hans Erren Jun 1 at 10:18
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Do like sailors did in the past: take a mercator map that has the two locations on it, draw a straight line between the two points and measure using a protractor the angle with a meridian, that angle is your bearing.

You already found the link to maths and software https://www.igismap.com/formula-to-find-bearing-or-heading-angle-between-two-points-latitude-longitude/

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