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Ellipsoid : Length of meridian arc

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

meridian cross section
Meridian cross section

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

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Link Author(s)TitleYear Type Pages
PDF: open accessKawase KA General Formula for Calculating Meridian Arc Length and its Application to Coordinate Conversion in the Gauss-Krüger Projection2011BasR13
PDF: open accessKorth WKoordinatensysteme – Geodätische Grundlagen2009Educ37
PDF: restricted accessShaofeng B, Menz JTwo New Solutions for an Inverse Problem on the Length of the Meridian Arc2000BasR4
PDF: open accessRapp RGeometric Geodesy Part II1993Educ225
PDF: open accessRapp RGeometric Geodesy Part I1991Educ189
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