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Find Radius Around an Area or Building Using Map

Use This Radius Map to Draw Circles for Radius

This tool will help you accomplish the following without a compass and pencil.

Simple circle function

  • Radius given as kilometers seems to be often asked
  • Pixel or degree radius are easier to make
  • Two tricks to simplify circle function:
  • Api's .distanceFrom() method is used for finding km/degree ratios for lat and lng.
  • 360 step for-loop simplifies calculation


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  • GeoEducator

    a little bit confusing but interesting none the less..

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