drawing great circle - line

williwilli Global Mapper UserPosts: 5
edited July 2008 in Technical Support
Hi globalmappers

I would like to know whether it is possible to draw a (long) line - just with two vertices -, which is drawn as part of a great circle, (like distances are calculated in great circles)

or "circles" as seen at



  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited July 2008
    You can get lines along a great circle by using the Measure Tool. Just select the Measure Tool, then right click and make sure that the option to 'Display Line/Area Measures Along Great Circle' is checked, then draw your two point line and right-click and select the save option to create a new feature from it.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


    Global Mapper Support
  • skkskk Global Mapper User Posts: 2
    when importing line features using .txt file, lines appear as straight line. Is there any way that these lines are drawn as great circles? Thank sin anticipation
  • geomanniegeomannie Global Mapper User Posts: 191Trusted User
    Have a look at this thread and scroll down. This may help.

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