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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.

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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 Computation toolLatitude dependent quantities .

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Link Author(s) Title lightbulb Year Type Pages
open access Kawase KA General Formula for Calculating Meridian Arc Length and its Application to Coordinate Conversion in the Gauss-Krüger Projection2011BasR 13
open access Korth WKoordinatensysteme – Geodätische Grundlagen2009Educ 37
restricted access Shaofeng B, Menz JTwo New Solutions for an Inverse Problem on the Length of the Meridian Arc2000BasR 4
open access Rapp RGeometric Geodesy Part II1993Educ 225
open access Rapp RGeometric Geodesy Part I1991Educ 189
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