How could you find the distance between two points, such as N12° 34.567 W12° 34.567 and N12° 34.568 W12° 34.567?
Wow, how interesting, i didn't see this thread when i posted mine. Anyway, i guess my treatment of the subject is quite accessible. Daniel.
Be careful though, becasue you have a mixed lat long.. you have to convert the decimal of minutes to minutes and seconds. 34.567 minutes = 34 Minutes 34.02 seconds(.567 * 60)..
Guys, I wanted to know how I could get the answer, not for you to tell me or give me an app to do do it for me.
Use a great circle. The equation is given here: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GreatCircle.html - Warren
"Unfortunately, the flattening of the Earth cannot be taken into account in this simple derivation, since the problem is considerably more complicated for a spheroid or ellipsoid (each of which has a radius which is a function of latitude). This leads to extremely complicated expressions for oblate spheroid geodesics and geodesics on other ellipsoids." So you won't get the most accurate solutions; but that's no problem if dealing with relatively short distances.