HPLX Palmtop and DOS version 
Spheric does spherical geometry calculations on the Earth's surface.
Enter two points (or a whole series of them) and have the distance (or the cumulative distance) computed and expressed in units of your liking: miles, nautical miles, or kilometers. Define a great arc (the shortest line between two points) and a point, then have the distance between them computed. Or find an intersection of two great arcs. Of course, azimuth calculations are also included: find an azimuth from one point to another, or, less trivially, find a point at a given distance and azimuth (range and bearing) from a given one. 
In particular, two functions are quite difficult to find in any piece of software:
Various display and input formats are supported: deg/min/sec, decimal degrees, deg/min/fraction. (And yes, conversion from geographic to geocentric latitude, strangely omitted in quite a few programs of this kind, has not been forgotten about.) This DOS version has been designed to behave well on the HP Palmtop machines (95, 100 or 200 LX). The program file size is just 64k what makes is especially suitable for use on that platform. 
sphlx.zip Spheric/LX for DOS and HP 95/100/200LX Palmtops (not the Windows CE models!) (1.42A, 2003/07/31)
In this version the Spheric/LX executable has been patched to make the Turbo Pascal code compatible with Windows XP on faster computers. The patch does not affect how the program runs on HPLX palmtops. The documentation also has been updated.  
Click here to find Spheric for Windows  
Go to DigiBuy.com to register Spheric online! The same registration will also cover the Windows version.  

Home: wrotniak.net  Search this site  Change font size 
Posted 1995/11/05; last updated 2003/07/31  Copyright © 19952003 by J. Andrzej Wrotniak 