Wolfram Language & System 10.4 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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is a two-dimensional GeoGraphics primitive that represents a circle of radius r centered at the location loc on the surface of the Earth.

represents a sector of a circle from bearing to bearing .


  • A geo circle with center loc and radius r is defined as the endpoints of all geodesics of length r starting from loc. Specifying bearings and restricts the set of geodesics.
  • The location loc can be specified either as latitude and longitude coordinates in degrees, GeoPosition[], or as a named geographical Entity[].
  • The radius r can be given as a Quantity length or as a number in meters.
  • Bearings and are measured clockwise from true north and can be given as Quantity angles, as numbers in degrees, as DMS strings, or as named compass points like or .
  • GeoCircle[loc] represents a geo circle centered at loc, with an automatic choice of radius.
  • GeoCircle[] is equivalent to GeoCircle[$GeoLocation].
Introduced in 2014