I was writing a program to place a markers on a map of the United States, for a Civil War battlemap generator. I tried this:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Assuming x,y and lat/long are superimposed yet different coordinate systems. For example, if a coordinate system with a unary equivalent to 12 on the other were to exist, express two concurrent points. Then use the distance formula:

sqrt( (24+12)^2+(24+12)^2)/sqrt ( (2+1)^2+(2+1)) = 12 (as do all other concurrent values.)

I found pixel where the four corners states meet (195,306), and a point in Florida. Using the formula above, with lat/long and x/y I calculated a conversion factor of about 14. However, when I did the four corners and the Lake Michigan. The conversion factors varied dramitcally. I thusly assume the the lines curve, even on a flat projection where Texas looks like its near Florida? My code went thus...

If this is the problem I think it is, could someone link me to some trig help? Thanks alot.Code (Text):

const float refcoord[2]={36.998976, -109.045172};

const float conversionfactor=0.17975951;

const int refpix[2]={195,306};

void drawID(float lat, float lon, FXint& x,FXint& y){

x=refpix[0]-(refcoord[0]-lat)/conversionfactor;

y=refpix[1]-(refcoord[1]-lon)/conversionfactor;

}

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