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

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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.

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• 1/ How far are the "jump" distances? Only few hundreds of meters or 5000km? 2/ What is your area of interest (min/max latitude)? – julien Apr 3 '14 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 – endryha Apr 3 '14 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. – dmh126 Apr 3 '14 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` – Devdatta Tengshe Apr 3 '14 at 14:08

## 1 Answer

There is no simple and accurate way to do it because ellipsoid. conversion to meters varies depending latitude.

one way to make it very simple (but not very accurate) is use table from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_degrees. use 0.001 degrees and trigonometry to solve points

• thank you, actually I don't need good precision and the moment, so probably I can use data from table – endryha Apr 3 '14 at 13:34