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Rhumb Line - definition(s)

rhumb line - [geodesy] A complex curve on the earth's surface that crosses every meridian at the same oblique angle. A rhumb line path follows a single compass bearing; it is a straight line on a Mercator projection, or a logarithmic spiral on a polar projection. A rhumb line is not the shortest distance between two points on a sphere.

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Source: esri, 05 August 2012 09:30:07, External 

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