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skua
18th Oct 2011, 15:05
Forgive the nerdy question.

Does anyone know if when using the ruler tool in GE, it measures a rhumb line or great circle distance? The user guide is conspicuously silent about this.

Thanks

Skua

green granite
18th Oct 2011, 16:07
Since it's projection is a globe then a straight line is a great circle.

skua
18th Oct 2011, 21:07
that figures.
thank you

alisoncc
18th Oct 2011, 21:07
Compare the distances on GoogleE with those from Great Circle Mapper (http://www.gcmap.com/)