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ELL_LOXODROME

## Name

ELL_LOXODROME

## Purpose

Deal with loxodromes on ellipsoidal earth.

## Calling Sequence

ell_loxodrome, lng1, lat1

## Inputs

lng1 = Longitude of starting point (P1). in
lat1 = Latitude of starting point (P1). in
This point must be a scalar value.

## Keywords

LNG2=lng2 Longitude of ending point (P2).
LAT2=lat2 Latitude of ending point.
AZI=azi Azimuth (deg) of loxodrome from P1 to P2.
DIST=dist Distance (m) along loxodrome from P1 to P2.
/P2 Compute lng2, lat2 from lng1, lat1, azi, and dist.
/AD Compute azi and dist from P1 and P2.

## Notes

Notes: Algorithms from John Snyder, Map Projections -
A Working Manual.
The starting point must be a scalar value. For /P2
AZI must be a scalar, DIST may be an array (avoid 0 dist).
For /AD P2 (lng2,lat2) may be an array.
Be careful, for extreme cases LAT2 may go > 90.
Use ellipsoid,set=name to set working ellipsoid

## Modification History

R. Sterner, 2002 Apr 09
R. Sterner, 2002 Apr 28 --- Cleaned up to allow some array values.
R. Sterner, 2002 May 01 --- Now calls ellipsoid.
R. Sterner, 2002 Oct 07 --- Fixed negative range when lat1=lat2,
found by Rick Chapman when he ported it to the Palm.
R. Sterner, 2006 Dec 27 --- Fixed the problem of going the wrong
way around the world found by Rick Chapman in Oct 2002.
R. Sterner, 2006 Dec 28 --- Cleaned up some lose ends.
This routine should be split into two:
ell_lox_rb2ll.pro From range and bearing compute new pt lon, lat.
ell_lox_ll2rb.pro From point 2 lon, lat compute range and bearing.
where range and bearing are the loxodromic values.
Use same calling syntax as ell_rb2ll, ell_ll2rb.
R. Sterner, 2010 May 04 --- Converted arrays from () to [].
Copyright (C) 2002, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
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