bearingRhumb: Rhumbline direction

Description Usage Arguments Value Note Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/bearingRhumb.R

Description

Bearing (direction of travel; true course) along a rhumb line (loxodrome) between two points.

Usage

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bearingRhumb(p1, p2)

Arguments

p1

longitude/latitude of point(s). Can be a vector of two numbers, a matrix of 2 columns (first one is longitude, second is latitude) or a SpatialPoints* object

p2

as above

Value

A direction (bearing) in degrees

Note

Unlike most great circles, a rhumb line is a line of constant bearing (direction), i.e. tracks of constant true course. The meridians and the equator are both rhumb lines and great circles. Rhumb lines approaching a pole become a tightly wound spiral.

Author(s)

Chris Veness and Robert Hijmans, based on formulae by Ed Williams

References

http://www.edwilliams.org/avform.htm#Rhumb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhumb_line

See Also

bearing, distRhumb

Examples

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bearingRhumb(c(10,10),c(20,20))

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