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Visualisation of GPS data recorded on the flight of Greater Sapiens around the earth including a trip to Antarctica. You can see all data in my Display Geo Data App. Here is shown how the radius of the earth is measured with the App by selecting 3 points in a row with the same altitude above sea level.

The ellipsoid radius at this location is 6395 km, the altitude of the plane is about 9 km. So the expected radius from 3 points should be 6404 km. We get a value of 6403 km from the arc between the 3 selected points.

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Created Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2019
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Changed Samstag, 4. Januar 2020