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Re: Path used to compute bearing and distance by GPS?
Suggest you pick up a copy of Cornells Blue Planet Odyssey. Nearly all routes appear to be great circles.
You plan for the most efficient route, and then play the cards you are dealt. Track does not necessarily equal route. Plan the route, execute to the best of your ability, the result is your track, where you are at any given time is your position.
During your route planning phase, you should be able to observe whether the route is straight or curvy.
Unless some one else is doing your route planning navigation for you, like a third party weather router, but even if that is the case, I would still want to have an idea of where my ideal route should be.
Last edited by Arcb; 11-14-2019 at 09:08 AM.