[GRASS-user] 6.3 v.distance description faulty / ll degrees notmeters

Patton, Eric epatton at nrcan.gc.ca
Thu Aug 14 12:30:49 EDT 2008

>I've installed grass 6.3, since in the descritption of v.distance 
>says "In lat-long locations v.distance gives distances (dist and
>to_along) in meters not in degrees calculated as geodesic distances
>on a sphere.".

I can confirm 'dist' units are indeed given in decimal degrees in a 
Lat/Long location in 6.4.

Devs, what is the intended behavior of the module? If this behavior 
is a bug, would it be a simple fix? Otherwise, I'll modify the
docs to mention reported units in degrees.

~ Eric.

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