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# RhumbLineDistance

Find the distance between two geographical locations along a rhumb line

Contributed by: Peter Cullen Burbery
 ResourceFunction["RhumbLineDistance"][loc1,loc2] finds the rhumb line distance between locations loc1 and loc2. ResourceFunction["RhumbLineDistance"][loc] finds the rhumb line distance from Here to loc.

## Details

A rhumb line, or loxodrome, is a path of constant bearing, defined as its angle with its local meridian. A rhumb line is longer than a geodesic path, but is easier for sailors and navigators because they don't have to constantly change course.

## Examples

### Basic Examples (2)

Find the rhumb line distance to Null Island with 0 latitude and 0 longitude:

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Find the rhumb line distance between the North and South Poles:

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### Applications (1)

Find the rhumb line distance to the Empire State Building:

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### Properties and Relations (1)

Use UnitConvert and the option "SIBase" to convert the output to meters:

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Peter Burbery

## Version History

• 1.0.0 – 23 September 2022