I need to move my polygon (region of geographical area) with 4 different (O1, O2, O3 and O4) lat-lng coordinates (as shown in the figure) to another place, so that I get new values of all 4 lat-lng coordinates (N1, N2, N3 and N4).

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So if I have one lat-lng for example the N1, how can I calculate other three coordinates (N2, N3 and N4)?

I am using Parallelogram formula to find the new coordinates. For example, if I need to calculate N2 coordinate, I will use Points O1, O2 and N1 as the three coordinates of a parallelogram and use them to calculate N2 coordinate.

But is that a correct way to calculate all coordinates? I feel this could work properly for a XY coordinate system but is it valid for lat-lng coordinates system as well?

  • A move is just a shift of the coordinates. If you know the deltaX and deltaY, you just need to add them to all vertices. Constructing a parallelogram seems like wasted effort. Note that shifting an object in decimal degrees changes its size. – Vince Aug 16 at 10:46

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