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Geodesy
Mathematica provides state-of-the-art high-precision geodesy computation, supporting all standard datums and projections.
FromDMS convert from degrees, minutes, and seconds to decimal degrees
DMSString, DMSList convert from decimal degrees to degrees-minutes-seconds form
Latitude, Longitude, LatitudeLongitude extract latitude, longitude
Degree (°) — conversion factor from radians to degrees (entered as Esc deg Esc)
    
GeoPosition geodetic position specified by latitude and longitude
GeoGridPosition projected position in a cartographic grid
    
GeoDistance distance between geodetic positions
GeoDirection azimuthal direction between geodetic positions
GeoDestination position at a given distance and direction from a point
    
GeodesyData data on reference ellipsoids and geodetic datums
GeoProjectionData data on cartographic projections
    
CityData, CountryData give latitude, longitude of cities, countries (in degrees)
AstronomicalData computable data on planets, stars, moons, etc.
    
$GeoLocation settable current geodetic location
FindGeoLocation try to find the current location using GPS, geoIP, etc.