ground distance

ground distance

[′grau̇nd ‚dis·təns]
(navigation)
The great-circle distance between two ground positions, as contrasted with slant distance or slant range, the straight-line distance between two points. Also known as ground range.
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There are more than 800 villages with about 50, 00000 inhabitants and ground distance of almost 700 km from Islamabad.
The ground distance will be reduced further once a flank connecting the Parama Island- Park Circus flyover with the AJC Bose Road flyover is finished.
In the aircrafta[euro](tm)s first non-stop service from Mumbai, India, to Luton Airport, London, UK, it covered a ground distance of 4,015 nautical miles in nine hours and 15 minutes, equivalent to 4,400 nautical miles with no headwind.
Andrichak (1998) Application of phase and ground distance relays to three terminal lines, GER--3964, GE Power Management, Ontario
The mill's current protection scheme includes two SEL-2PG10 Phase Distance Ground Overcurrent Relays; five SEL-321 Phase and Ground Distance relays' one SEL-311C Distance Relay, four SEL-311L Relays; 12 SEL-300G Generator Protection Relays for added primary and backup generator protection; five SEL-351A Distribution Protection Systems; two SEL-501 Dual Universal Over-current Relays; and two SEL-547 Distributed Generation Interconnection Relays.
Because the line of sight is actually longer than the ground distance, there is some discrepancy.
Again your goal is to cover as much height and ground distance as possible with each push-off.
These latter estimates of ground distance made with the NVGs were improved.
To test for species turnover across the study area, sites were scored for approximate ground distance along the major east-to-west axis (Appendix B).
compensation factors, one for under reaching ground distance and one for overreaching
The authors manipulated viewpoint elevation to distinguish between effects of visual angle and those of ground distance on judgments (p.