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Geodesy & Navigation

The field of geodesy studies the measurements and representation of the Earth. Wolfram|Alpha provides tools for examining this representation as well as examining other aspects of the world, such as its geogravitational and geomagnetic fields. Obtain coordinates, calculate distances and explore the distance to the horizon.

Latitude & Longitude

Find the coordinates of locations around the world or find what exists at a particular set of coordinates.

Locate a point on Earth using latitude-longitude coordinates:

Find the coordinates of a city:

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Calculate distances between points on the Earth. Determine the limits of the horizon.

Compute the great-circle distance between points on the globe:

Compute the distance between cities:

Compute distances between multiple cities:

Compute the distance to the horizon:

Compute the horizon distance for radio waves:

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Visualize the meaning of compass bearings.

Get information about a compass heading:

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