Distance Calculator

This page presents a method for easy calculation of distance, bearing and more between two latitude/longitude positons based on the spherical law of cosines. Simply enter the known lat/long positions for any two points to obtain instant output of results.
Created: May 2013
Latest Feedback: June 2014

Distance & Direction Tool

Enter the two positions in the boxes below (Position A for start, Position B for destination). Data needs to be entered in the format shown, but the calculator will convert this to the standard geo formats (Degrees, Decimal Degrees, & UTM) and will also compute the altitude at the location. Two results will be displayed - showing the great-circle distance between two points, and the initial compass bearing/heading from the origin to the destination. This distance may be very much different from the actual travel distance as it is the shortest straight line distance that factors the variations of the earth's curvature.

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Distance Between Points, Distance And Direction Calculator, Gps, Latitude, Longitude, Measure, Coordinates, Position, Map Distance, Degrees, Minutes, Seconds, Utm, Kilometres, Metres

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