Geodetic to Cartesian Converter

iCartesian™ - cartesian, geodetic converter for iPhone.


Geodetic Coordinate
  • Latitude valid formats:
    "Decimal Degrees" (ex. '38.889139') or
    "Degrees Minutes Seconds" (ex. '38 53 20.9 N')

  • Latitude:  
  • Longitude valid formats:
    "Decimal Degrees" (ex. '-77.049') or
    "Degrees Minutes Seconds" (ex. '77 2 56.4 W')

  • Longitude:  
Geodetic Height
  • Height valid format is decimal:
    (ex. '130.049')

  • h, m:  
Cartesian Coordinate
  • X, m:
  • Y, m:
  • Z, m:

Convert a geodetic coordinate (Latitude, Longitude, h) to cartesian coordinate (X, Y, Z).

The cartesian coordinate system is a right-hand, rectangular, three-dimensional, earth-fixed coordinate system with an origin at (0, 0, 0). The Z-axis, is parrallel to the axis of rotation of the earth. The Z-coordinate is positive toward the North pole. The X-Y plane lies in the equatorial plane. The X-axis lies along the intersection of the plane containing the prime meridian and the equatorial plane. The X-coordinate is positive toward the intersection of the prime meridian and equator.

To convert from Cartesian to Geodetic use Cartesian to Geodetic Converter.

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