I hope there is someone out there that can help me with the following problem...
Here is what I have: .... the latitude and longitude for a given position "A" on earth.
Here is what I need: .... the formula that will give me the latitude and longitude for a new position "B" that is located on a given bearing and distance from position "A".
Example: .... position "A" is located at N10 40.5 - E120 20.0. Position "B" is located on a bearing of 060 degrees and a distance of 20 nautical miles from position "A". What would be the coordinates for position "B"?
Hi, I'm afraid I haven't ever done this kind of calculations. The best I can do for you is to guide you to the sources where I would start getting guidance on how to do it. Perhaps these sources can help you, too:
Thank you Sisyphus for your input and links. All though interesting, those site do not specifically address the problem as such.
In the mean time however I have done some more research and eventually did find a website that answers the question. I've tried the formulas and indeed come up with the correct answer when calculating the lat/lon for the new posiion based on a distance and bearing from a starting point.
Here's the link for those who were looking for the same: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7222382/get-lat-long-given-current-point-distance-and-bearing