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Re: GeoDistance gives other value than SpheroidalDistance

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  • Subject: [mg100073] Re: GeoDistance gives other value than SpheroidalDistance
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 23:38:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gv2jg6$96l$1@smc.vnet.net>

On May 20, 9:57 pm, "Karsten W." <Karsten.G.Wein... at googlemail.com>
wrote:
> Hello,
>
> after switching to Mathematica 7, I tried to eliminate calls to
> SpheroidalDistance by calls to GeoDistance.
> However, the result of GeoDistance seems to differ by a factor 1000:
>
> args = {{46.8475, 15.4453}, {47.141163, 14.661255}};
> GeoDistance @@ args
> SpheroidalDistance @@ args
>
> Any comment appreciated,
> kind regards,
> Karsten.

GeoDistance returns meters and SheroidalDistance returns kilometers -
hence the factor of 1000 difference. This is documented in the Help.

-Bob


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