THE PLANE AND GREAT CIRCLE SAILINGS, PART 11

Peter H. Selby

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Sailings may be divided into two general classifications: a. Plane Sailing b. Great Circle Sailing The first of these considers the earth as a plane (flat) projection. The second, great circle sailing, considers the earth as a sphere, hence employs true values. The basic problem of the sailings may be stated simply: Determining course and distance between two places of known latitude and longitude. Plane sailing may be subdivided as follows: 1. Parallel sailing 2. Traverse sailing 3. Mercator sailing We shall consider the plane sailings first, in the order aforementioned.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 1
Pages: 39 - 50
Cite this article: Selby, Peter H., "THE PLANE AND GREAT CIRCLE SAILINGS, PART 11", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1956, pp. 39-50.
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