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    Default GE and Plotting/Navigation

    Hello,

    I belong to a volunteer group that teaches boating safety and basic navigation.

    I know in GE I can find a location using lat/lon coordinates. I can also draw a line in Nautical Miles to anywhere on the map. What I want to know is if there is a way to not only draw a line of certain length, but to also draw that line in a certain direction following a compass bearing?

    For example: I start at location 28.22.00N, 082.50.00W. I want to draw a line 330 Degrees for 2 Nautical Miles. I can get the distance by using the ruler, but how can I get the bearing? I want to figure out the coordinates of the end of the line based on a heading and distance.

    Any ideas?

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    Heading is shown when you use the ruler tool in Google Earth 5.


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    Default Holy Cow, Batman

    Thank you so much. I upgraded right away and that worked perfectly. I have to run navigation exercises on a nautical chart and this allows me to double check my work. How totally awesome. Thank you, thank you.

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