GeoVisibleRegion

GeoVisibleRegion[{lat,lon,h}]
is a two-dimensional GeoGraphics primitive that represents the region on the surface of the Earth visible from the point of coordinates and height h above the reference ellipsoid.

GeoVisibleRegion[pos]
represents the region visible from the position pos.

DetailsDetails

  • GeoVisibleRegion assumes an ellipsoidal shape for the Earth and does not take into account the terrain elevation.
  • The angles in GeoVisibleRegion[{lat,lon,h}] can be given as numeric objects in degrees, DMS strings, or Quantity angles.
  • The height h in GeoVisibleRegion[{lat,lon,h}] can be given as a numeric amount of meters or as a Quantity length.

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Basic Examples  (3)Basic Examples  (3)

The visible region from an altitude of 10 km over the reference ellipsoid:

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The visible region from geostationary orbit:

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The region currently viewable from the International Space Station:

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Introduced in 2014
(10.0)