Re: [R] Converting coordinates to actual distances

From: Bob Wheeler <bwheeler_at_echip.com>
Date: Thu 15 Sep 2005 - 06:28:22 EST

Paul Brewin wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I've been searching for a method of converting Lat/Lon decimal
> coordinates into actual distances between points, and taking into
> account the curvature of the earth. Is there such a package in R? I've
> looked at the GeoR package, but this does not seem to contain what I am
> looking for. Ideally the output would be a triangular matrix of
> distances.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul Brewin
>
>
>
> Paul E Brewin (PhD)
> Center for Research in Biological Systems
> University of California San Diego
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>
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See http://www.meridianworlddata.com/Distance-Calculation.asp. The calculations are trivial.

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