Drawing GPS coordinates on screen.

  • Hi,

    I want to draw GPS location as a dot on screen. please let me know the correct way of doing this.

    How can i convert latitude & longitude into coordinates to draw on screen?
    Thanks in Advance.

  • That would ultimately depend on your map projection. What map projection is suitable, depends on your purposes: a display to indicate a point in a city on a map is different from one that would do the same for the whole world, for instance. Are you looking for a map to display on that screen as well (for reference perhaps)?

  • Hi
    Thanks for the reply.
    Actually i want to draw a point on blank screen only, not on map. (this is the requirement)
    There are @50 location available that i need to draw on screen relatively to each othere.

  • Again: on what scale? A park? A city? A small country? A continent? The world? And even: near the equator, or near the poles?

  • it is small park. or you can say play area of @1000 meter.
    I need info about how to convert latitude and longitude in coordinate system (x,y) so that I can draw it on my screen.

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  • I understand that, but in order to recommend a "map projection":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_projection it is important to understand the scale you're working on.

    In your case, the distances are so small, that you can use a quite simple one. Perhaps a simple "equirectangular projection":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equirectangular_projection will do fine for your purpose.

    You can use the formula in the article referenced above to get a set of x, y coordinates. Then, all you need to do is to scale and transpose these coordinates so they can be mapped in a sensible way to your screen.

  • Thanks for the reply.
    My requirement is to draw GPS location which are very near to each other.
    I tried to draw it is but becuase of GPS location are very close @10 meter range, two points are getting overlapped.

    Do you have any solution for this?

  • Moderators

    bq. Do you have any solution for this?

    Zoom in closer on the area in your view?

    Otherwise, what behavior would you like to see if the points overlap?

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