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EllipsoidGrazingAltitude Method (Cartesian, Cartesian)

Provides the nearest distance between the ellipsoid and the line segment between the initial and final points. The line segment is considered to be finite in length. This means that possibly closer points which are not between the initial and final points are not reported.

Namespace:  AGI.Foundation.Geometry.Shapes
Assembly:  AGI.Foundation.Core (in AGI.Foundation.Core.dll) Version: 20.3.405.0 (20.3.405.0)
Syntax
public double GrazingAltitude(
	Cartesian initial,
	Cartesian final
)

Parameters

initial
Type: AGI.Foundation.CoordinatesCartesian
The initial point of the line segment.
final
Type: AGI.Foundation.CoordinatesCartesian
The final point of the line segment.

Return Value

Type: Double
The nearest distance.
Remarks
If the line segment passes through the ellipsoid then the altitude will be a negative value representing the maximum depth required to reach the surface.
See Also