Friday, October 19, 2007

If Only It Were That Easy

I've been studying the complications of getting precise coordinates on a spherical earth. But not really spherical, more of an ellipsoidal shape. But not really an ellipsoid, more of a weird knobly shape vaguely like a spheroid. And so we need lots of spheroids to model the shape of sea level at any one point and...Argh! my head is spinning!

The Flat Earth Society is looking awfully tempting!

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