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d.rhumbline - Displays the rhumbline joining two user-specified points, in the active frame on the user's graphics monitor.
d.rhumbline d.rhumbline help d.rhumbline [coor=lon1,lat1,lon2,lat2] [lcolor=string] [--verbose] [--quiet] Parameters: coor=lon1,lat1,lon2,lat2 Starting and ending coordinates lcolor=string Line color Options: red,orange,yellow,green,blue,indigo,violet,white,black,gray,brown,magenta,aqua,grey,cyan,purple Default: black
A rhumbline (loxodrome) is a line following a constant angle of the compass (i.e., a line of constant direction). It crosses all meridians at the same angle, i.e. a path of constant bearing. d.rhumbline displays the rhumbline joining any two user-specified points in the active frame on the user's graphics monitor. The named coordinate locations must fall within the boundaries of the user's current geographic region. The user can run this program either interactively or non-interactively. If the user simply types d.rhumbline on the command line and runs it without specifying parameter values, the mouse will be activated and the user will be asked to use the mouse to indicate the two endpoints of the rhumbline. The rhumbline is then drawn in the default color (black). Alternately, the user can specify the starting and ending longitude/latitude coordinates of the rhumbline and (optionally) the color in which the rhumbline will be displayed; in this case, the program will run non-interactively.
This program works only with longitude-latitude locations.
Michael Shapiro, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Last changed: $Date: 2005-10-18 09:45:17 +0200 (Tue, 18 Oct 2005) $ Full index © 2003-2010 GRASS Development Team