gives the end position of the geodesic of length d starting from loc with azimuthal direction α.


  • The location loc in GeoDestination[loc,] can be specified as {lat,lon} coordinates, as a GeoPosition, GeoPositionXYZ, GeoPositionENU, or GeoGridPosition object, or as a geographical entity Entity[].
  • The distance d can be given as a Quantity length or as a number in meters.
  • The bearing or azimuthal direction α is an angle measured clockwise from true north. It can be given as a Quantity angle or as a number in degrees.
  • GeoDestination[loc,{{d1,d2,},α}] returns the list of positions at distances di along the geodesic starting from loc with bearing α.
  • GeoDestination[loc,{d,{α1,α2,}}] returns the list of points at distance d along the geodesics starting from loc with bearings αi.
  • GeoDestination[loc,{d,α}] can also be written as GeoDestination[loc,GeoDisplacement[{d,α}]].
  • Use GeoDestination[loc,GeoDisplacement[{d,α},"Rhumb"]] to find the endpoint along a path of length d and constant bearing α.
  • GeoDestination[{lat,lon},] gives the latitude-longitude destination for the default reference ellipsoid.
  • GeoDestination[loc,] finds the destination on the reference ellipsoid associated with the datum for loc. Heights are ignored.
  • GeoDestination solves the geodetic direct or forward problem.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Compute the position reached by moving 100 kilometers north from a starting position:

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Move 4000 kilometers along a geodesic with initial bearing 105 degrees:

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Plot the geodesic path:

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Scope  (9)

Properties & Relations  (4)

Neat Examples  (2)

Introduced in 2008
Updated in 2014