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Geometric Geodesy

2-D and 3-D coordinate systems; distances, areas, and curves on the Earth

Using toolbox functions and reference spheroid classes, you can perform geodetic calculations that account for the curvature of Earth and other planetary bodies. These include 2D distances, directions, areas, special curves (geodesics, rhumb lines, small circles, ellipses), and intersections on a spheroidal or planar surface. These also include transformations of 3D locations and vectors (such as, velocities and gradients) between geodetic, earth-centered earth-fixed, and local (east-north-up, north-east-down, azimuth-elevation-range) systems.