GreatCirc 2.3

An application that uses the standard ellipsoid Earth model found in GPS receivers and it allows you to calculate the distances between two points on Earth with great accuracy
GreatCirc is a software application that can be used in order to find out the distance between two points or cities on the Globe, as well as view the world map.

User-friendly interface

The installation process does not offer to download any kind of products that are not actually necessary for the program to fully function, and it is over in a jiffy. Once you complete it, you come by what seems to be a pretty overwhelming interface, as it contains a lot of information, yet it is quite well-organized, presenting a menu bar, a few tabs and an interactive world map.

Furthermore, Help contents are provided, thus ensuring that both beginners and highly experienced people can find their way around it, without experiencing any kind of issues.

Types of calculations available

This software tool enables you to find out the shortest distance between two given points or cities, the end point, given start, direction and distance details, as well as the distance between two specified points along a line of constant bearing. It is also possible to find a circular coverage area, given a central start point and the radius.

View longitude and longitude coordinates and change the shape of the Earth

It is important to understand that all these calculations are made taking into consideration the Earth’s shape and you can select the points by simply clicking on the world map provided in the main window. In addition to that, the latitude and longitude coordinates of each point are immediately detected and displayed, while the results are displayed in miles and kilometers.

It is possible to calculate the distances between two major cities, by selecting them from a huge built-in list, the shape of the Earth can be changed from a WGS84 ellipsoid to a spherical Earth, and show or hide the latitude and longitude grid.

Conclusion

With an intuitive interface, good response time, minimal usage of CPU and memory and comprehensive Help contents, GreatCirc proves to be a pretty efficient and reliable piece of software, when it comes to making calculations on the Earth surface.

Reviewed by on May 1st, 2014


last updated on:
May 3rd, 2014, 10:04 GMT
file size:
3.3 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Garry Hausfeld
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Science / CAD

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8 Screenshots
GreatCirc - The main window displays the Great Circle Distance tab, where you can calculate the shortest distance between two given points.GreatCirc - You can find the end point of your destination by entering the start point, direction and distance.GreatCirc - The Rhumb Line tab allows you to find the distance between two given points along a line of constant bearing.GreatCircGreatCircGreatCircGreatCircGreatCirc
What's New in This Release:
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed bug where colours incorrectly read from KML file in Batch Mode.
  • Fixed bug where altitude incorrectly read from GPX file. Note that GreatCirc does not use the altitude, but it preserves this information in Batch Mode in case the user saves to a KML output file.
  • Fixed circle coverage labelling in Batch Mode.
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Application description

GreatCirc calculates circle distances, end points, rhumb lines and coverage areas and can load flat map images in batc...

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