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ELL_RB2LL

ELL_RB2LL

Name


      ELL_RB2LL

Purpose


      From range and bearing on an ellipsoid compute a point.

Category


Calling Sequence


      ell_rb2ll, lon1, lat1, dist, azi1, lon2, lat2, azi2

Inputs


      lon1,lat1 = Starting point geodetic long and lat (deg). in
      dist = Distance along surface of ellipsoid (m). in
      azi1 = Geodetic azimuth from starting point. in
        Inputs may be arrays.

Keyword Parameters


Outputs


      lon2,lat2 = End point geodetic long and lat (deg). out
      azi2 = Reverse geodetic azimuth from end to start (deg).out

Common Blocks


Notes


      Notes: Use ellipsoid,set=name to set working ellipsoid.
      Uses T. Vincenty's method. Converted to IDL from FORTRAN code
      at ftp://www.ngs.noaa.gov/pub/pcsoft/for_inv.3d/source/forward.for
     
      Reference: Direct and Inverse Solutions of Geodesics on the
      Ellipsoid with Applications of Nested Equations.
      T. Vincenty, Survey Review XXII, 176, April 1975. p 88-93.
     
      The Vicenty formulae should be good over distances from
      a few cm to nearly 20,000 km with millimeter accuracy.
      ell_ll2rb is inverse.
      rb2ll is spherical version.

Modification History


      R. Sterner, 2001 Sep 04
      R. Sterner, 2002 May 01 --- Generalized ellipsoid.
      R. Sterner, 2010 May 04 --- Converted arrays from () to [].
      R. Sterner, 2011 Apr 26 --- Cleaned up the code some.
  Copyright (C) 2001, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  This software may be used, copied, or redistributed as long as it is not
  sold and this copyright notice is reproduced on each copy made. This
  routine is provided as is without any express or implied warranties
  whatsoever. Other limitations apply as described in the file disclaimer.txt.



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