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Iterating a model to create 3 buffers around three points and find their intersection (trilateration) in arcgis 10 [duplicate]

This past summer I recorded the location of a large number of plants I was working with by calculating the distance from each plant to each of 3 tripods for which I have GPS coordinates. I'm trying to ...
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Calculate an intersection point of multiple spheres on the surface of earth [duplicate]

The question i am going to ask is very much similar to this question-How to calculate the intersection of 2 Circles? But the problem here is, the radius of the spheres are too small (within 8 meter). ...
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Set of intersection points in trilateration / multilateration [duplicate]

Like in this post I will get a set of points (3 or more) with latitude, longitude and distance (in KM) information to find out the target location. A distance could be about 500 KM. The circles (...
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Why does GPS positioning require four satellites?

I have a question on the GPS positioning algorithm. In all books I've read for 3D positioning we need four satellites, and I don't understand why. We need to calculate three variables: x, y, z. We ...
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Trilateration using 3 latitude/longitude points, and 3 distances?

I want to find out an unknown target location (latitude and longitude co-ordinates). There are 3 known points (latitude and longitude co-ordinate pairs) and for each point a distance in kilometers to ...
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How to perform trilateration using 3 lat/lon points without distances? [closed]

I read this thread Trilateration using 3 latitude and longitude points, and 3 distances explaining about trilateration using 3 latitude and longitude with measured distance. The problem is I want to ...
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Trilateration algorithm for n amount of points in R?

I read the page Trilateration algorithm for n amount of points and I have to do similar kind of trilateration in R. I am not that expert in R, can anyone help, if there is similar function/package ...
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Long range Trilateration from 3 lat, long, range

I've been looking at the following solution to a similar problem Trilateration using 3 latitude and longitude points, and 3 distances However with my problem the 3 points are spread over a large ...
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localization by trilateration ( weighted nonlinear least squares )

I am writing an app for beacon localization and I am looking for a formula which, given beacons of known positions and distance from target, finds the target position. eg. given beacon1 located at (...
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Trilateration using two or three points

We have a positioning system where we can measure our range without 0.1m from multiple beacons. The placement of the beacons is about on a 1-2km box. So we could get anywhere from 2-4 ranges from ...
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Trilateration with error account or lack of precision

I am developing a node.js/javascript application where I would have dozens of beacons in a row (positions known), which gives me their distances to specific object (3 or 4 distances per object). The ...
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Clarification about Trilateration

What is the method used by wikipedia to solve Trilateration problem, is it the Linear Least Square? or is it just a direct solution of a set of linear equation systeme with exact distance? but in this ...
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Math algorithm for n amount points in objective-c

I need some information about the Answer on an earlier Question. I need this calculation for an iOS App. I have three points with different Circles. I understand the problem and your solution. But i ...
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Calculating a coordinate based on approximate distances from known locations [duplicate]

My goal is to calculate a position based on approximate distances from known nearby locations. The distance observations include inherent error. The number of known locations is often 12 or more. ...