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erencan144

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Hello.

Let's think that we have a sphere that shown in the picture above. The user will select 4 different point the Earth's surface. Then I must merge this points with shortest curves, then I got a surface. (Like picture 2) Because of the world's surface, our area is elliptical. How can I calculate the area of this elliptical surface and formulating this elliptical surface in 3d coordinates (x,y,z).

I would be very grateful, if you tell me how can I deal with this problem.

Sorry for poor English.

picture 1

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6263/worldre.png

picture 2

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3679/world2u.png

Let's think that we have a sphere that shown in the picture above. The user will select 4 different point the Earth's surface. Then I must merge this points with shortest curves, then I got a surface. (Like picture 2) Because of the world's surface, our area is elliptical. How can I calculate the area of this elliptical surface and formulating this elliptical surface in 3d coordinates (x,y,z).

I would be very grateful, if you tell me how can I deal with this problem.

Sorry for poor English.

picture 1

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6263/worldre.png

picture 2

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3679/world2u.png

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