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Marine Great Circle Navigation Calculator This calculator requires the use of Javascript enabled and capable browsers. Enter the latitude and longitude information for origin and destination, paying attention to the hemisphere selection. All entries are cleared by pressing the Clear button. A great circle is the intersection of a sphere with a plane passing through the center of the sphere.

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Realistically, to best make use of the shorter sailing distance of the great circle track, navigators usually divide a great circle track between the initial position and the destination into many much smaller segments way points of about one to two day's sailing time obviously depending on the craft and conditions and make course adjustments each day at the same time, usually at high noon. This page is designed to help you calculate answers to some common geographic questions and draw maps from simple coordinates.

A safe idea of a veteran sailor is to set a latitude limit for the long voyage plan. For this reason we are no longer able to offer our service unlimitedly free of cost.

Great circle calculator 1. To present a printable version of the entire waypoint calculation for the voyage, click on Calculate Full Track. This policy is called composite great circle route planning, done with waypoints.

Arcs of great circles represent the shorest route between two points on the surface of the sphere. The great circle distance and bearing between two points can be calculated easily given the latitudes and longitudes of the origin and destination using the following formula from spherical trigonometry: Leave us a question or comment on Facebook.

You can cancel the subscription cicle any time! The entry form allows you to enter geographic position in degrees, minutes, and seconds. To get waypoint information, enter the limitations and click on Calculate Waypoints. The equator is a great circle as are all meridians of longitude.

## Marine Great Circle Navigation Calculator

Finally click on the "calculate" button and read the result e. Type the geographic coordinates of both points into the corresponding fields. The formulas above assume that the earth is spherical. This is possible under the assumption that the Earth is a perfect sphere with a radius of No advertisements Unlimited map views Furthermore we are working on some great features, that will improve the usage of greatcirclemapper.

We are happy to have you on board! Thank you for your understanding. Furthermore we are working on some great features, that will improve the usage of greatcirclemapper. The "Draw map" button will show you the two points on a map freat draw the great circle route between them. This form will tell you what point lies at any distance and bearing from another point.

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This will make your work with greatcirclemapper. If you have any problems grat get unexpected results, please let me know! Geocode addresses Look up elevations Atlas: Com All Rights Reserved. The true course and various distances will be calculated. The calculator computes distance in kilometers and also computes the true bearing from the origin to the destination. M, DMS Calculate the great circle distance between two points Calculate the greaf circle distance between two addresses.

You may calculate the great circle distance between two points on the Earth from the geographical coordinates. This xircle will find the straight-line great circle distance between two locations of any kind:

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