great-circle route

great-circle route

The route that follows the shortest arc of a great circle between two points. See great-circle course.
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A common example is pushing the "Direct" button, entering a destination and seeing the device pop up the on-course heading, the current ETA and a great-circle route overlaid on a moving map.
Another basic calculation for the distance (d) from a geo-point (P) to a great-circle route (A-B) can be obtained using the similar algorithms (McGovern, 2004; Ersts, Horning, & Polin, 2009) as depicted in Figure 2.
Details for the selected aircraft appear in a table complete with the registration number, aircraft type, country of origin, the great-circle route for the flight--the list goes on.
The next chapters cover the pioneering great-circle routes from North America to Europe and to the Orient.