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### Calculating View Angle?

I am looking for the most accurate way of calculating the view angle (Azimuth, Elevation) from a reference point (my location) A to another point B. I have the Lat, Lon, and Altitude for each point. ...
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### How to place markers on the outline of a circle in google maps?

I have the center of a circle and it's radius and I need to place variable amount of markers on the outline/stroke of the circle. The distance between this markers should kept same, so if I have 8 ...
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### Accuracy of planimetric geometry vs. ellipsoidal model

I'm examining the two geospatial options for IBM's DB2 database. In particular I am interested in the accuracy between these two options and whether it's worth it (the more accurate representation isn'...
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### What Makes a Map be classed as Badly Designed?

A poorly designed map can not only look visually unappealing, but can convey the wrong message, which could lead to bad decisions being made. I would like to ask people to post examples (that are in ...
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### Measuring Angle of two Points from North in ArcGIS 10.3 C# SDK

What is the most reliable method to calculate angle of a line from north, defined by it’s from and to points? I used to use IMeasurementTool interface found in defense solutions namespace found in ...
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### Find tangent point on circle furthest east or west

There are few ways of articulating my question. It starts with a known circle on a sphere, i.e. a point-radius, and one that does not cover a pole. I would like to calculate the point furthest west ...
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### confused about distances on the wgs-84 ellipsoid

As far as I understand given a certain latitude the length of a degree of longitude is constant. So using any distance calculator (I use Mathematica here) this equals: (circumference of the earth) ...
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### What is the difference when measuring in units rather than meters?

I have a function that takes a point and compares it with lines that are stored in PostGIS and then gets the line closest to the point. Initially I did not transform the data because I did not think ...
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### Is the Azimuth on the equator equal to the one not on the equator?

I am trying to fully understand the concept of Azimuth and I am encountering some inconsistencies (or maybe it is my error). I show you some examples that do not match, hoping somebody can explain me ...
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### Defining a line from geographic coordinate points.

On a flat surface we can define any point on line which passes from point1 (x1,y1) to point2 (x2,y2) via simple trigonometry. How can we do that with latitude and longitude of 2 points? Imagine we ...
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### SQL Server geography.Intersects Yields Unexpected Results (arch shape)

I've coupled ESRI's ArcGIS with SQL Server 2008 R2 in an attempt to allow users to search for geographical points using a polygon (with ArcGIS' drawing toolbar). I've run up against an issue that's ...
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### What is a delta in lat/lon called?

What is the delta between two lat/lon pairs called? Delta degrees? Arcs? Is it some quantity of distance but what is its unit of measurement? And related: Can we use pythagoras to calculate this ...