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 void robust_cross_product ( const GEOGRAPHIC_POINT * p, const GEOGRAPHIC_POINT * q, POINT3D * a )

Computes the cross product of two vectors using their lat, lng representations.

Good even for small distances between p and q.

Definition at line 599 of file lwgeodetic.c.

References GEOGRAPHIC_POINT::lat, GEOGRAPHIC_POINT::lon, POINT3D::x, POINT3D::y, and POINT3D::z.

600 {
601  double lon_qpp = (q->lon + p->lon) / -2.0;
602  double lon_qmp = (q->lon - p->lon) / 2.0;
603  double sin_p_lat_minus_q_lat = sin(p->lat-q->lat);
604  double sin_p_lat_plus_q_lat = sin(p->lat+q->lat);
605  double sin_lon_qpp = sin(lon_qpp);
606  double sin_lon_qmp = sin(lon_qmp);
607  double cos_lon_qpp = cos(lon_qpp);
608  double cos_lon_qmp = cos(lon_qmp);
609  a->x = sin_p_lat_minus_q_lat * sin_lon_qpp * cos_lon_qmp -
610  sin_p_lat_plus_q_lat * cos_lon_qpp * sin_lon_qmp;
611  a->y = sin_p_lat_minus_q_lat * cos_lon_qpp * cos_lon_qmp +
612  sin_p_lat_plus_q_lat * sin_lon_qpp * sin_lon_qmp;
613  a->z = cos(p->lat) * cos(q->lat) * sin(q->lon-p->lon);
614 }
double y
Definition: liblwgeom.h:339
double x
Definition: liblwgeom.h:339
double z
Definition: liblwgeom.h:339

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