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The length of a meridian arc m between the parallels of ellipsoidal latitudes φ1 and φ2 is computed. Also the inverse problem is solved.


meridian cross section
Meridian cross section
Ellipsoid of revolution
Unit of latitude
Quantity Value

Did you know? If instead of the ellipsoidal latitude a different latitude is given or desired then it can be converted using .

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Link Author(s)Title Year Type Pages
PDF: open accessKawase KA General Formula for Calculating Meridian Arc Length and its Application to Coordinate Conversion in the Gauss-Krüger Projection201113
access for HTW-users ONLYKorth WKoordinatensysteme – Geodätische Grundlagen200937
PDF: open accessSeidel HDie Mathematik der Gauß-Krüger-Abbildung200677
access for HTW-users ONLYDorrer EFrom Elliptic Arc Length to Gauss-Krüger Coordinates by Analytical Continuation20039
PDF: restricted accessShaofeng B, Menz JTwo New Solutions for an Inverse Problem on the Length of the Meridian Arc20004
PDF: open accessRapp RGeometric Geodesy Part II1993225
PDF: open accessRapp RGeometric Geodesy Part I1991189
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