# How to convert distance into latitude + longitude [duplicate]

I have start point (latitude) I know direction, lets say strictly north, and I want to calculate latitude which is 100 meters above the start point.

The same for longitude.

I believe there should be a simple way to do that, but I couldn't find any relevant to this, only how to calculate distance knowing start and end points.

• 1/ How far are the "jump" distances? Only few hundreds of meters or 5000km? 2/ What is your area of interest (min/max latitude)? Apr 3, 2014 at 12:54
• single jump from one point to another would be really tiny, I would say even tens of meters, area is not determined Apr 3, 2014 at 13:25
• There is a quite complicated formula, it is called Clarke's method or something like that. If I find it in my materials, I'll post it here. Apr 3, 2014 at 13:36
• If you want to do this correctly, the Lengthy formula is given on this page: movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html Go to the section titled: `Destination point given distance and bearing from start point` Apr 3, 2014 at 14:08