How to calculate the next coordinate??

Oct 24, 2010 at 3:38 PM

I know the begin coordinate ,the direction and the distance of next coordinate ,how do i get the next coordinate??

do the mapwingis 6 has a function??



Oct 25, 2010 at 1:19 PM

That can be a complicated answer, due to the various projections preserve different information (i.e some preserve area, shape, distance).  If you are using a UTM projection then you can determine the final coordinates by creating a right triangle.  You direction would be your angle and your distance would be your hypotenuse, this will allow you to determine the change in X and Y.

Hope that helps
Joe (AlamoMan)

Oct 25, 2010 at 1:19 PM

What type of projection are you trying to do this for?

Mar 9, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Edited Mar 9, 2011 at 10:18 PM


try dis code in VB

NEW Coord (X) = Beginning coord (X)+ Distance*math.Cos(Direction)*math.PI/180

NEW Coord (Y) = Beginning coord (Y)+ Distance*math.Sin(Direction)*math.PI/180