10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2016 11:09 PM by Ankit Rauthan

How To display curve lines in a map

Well I'am making a map and i want to display curves lines b/w there points.Well its a map for airlines, it has two cities one source and second destination.So while connecting those points it is displaying straight lines,but i want to display curve lines b/w those points. I have tried different things but it is not showing curve lines

And i have created workbook which shows curve lines but not for small distances. can anyone help me out with this

I have attached my workbook below

Thanks

• 1. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Hi Ankit,

Though I'm not an expert in great arcs math,

sure a fellow Zen Master Christopher DeMartini is :-)

Here is his blog post on the topic:

Hope it (definitely) could help.

Yours,

Yuri

• 2. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Ankit,

You have curved lines; it is that the distances (within India) are relatively short so they are hardly visible.

• 3. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Bingo!

I've missed this completely.

Not a good job for a chicken Ambassador :-)

• 4. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Yuri,

Thanks to your comment I realized Chris did exact same thing as I (never seen his blog before). Now I know I was not first

• 5. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Well First of all thanks a lot Yuri and Lukasz, for giving it a look,but is it possible to appear curve lines within india, by making some adjustments in the calculutions.Any help will be greatly appreciated.And Again thanks a ton guys

• 6. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Sure. But it is up to you what kind of a curve you want

• 7. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Well i want exact as you have done here Curved Lines - Never Ending Story but for smaller distances, could you help me with it as i can't able to figure out math calculations that you've done.

Thanks

Regards Ankit

• 8. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Forgot to say thanks dude, thanks a lot for this

• 9. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

So the easiest way to go is to add a "noise" to the coordinates as I did in Sheet1. You may adjust this noise with the two sliders.

But maybe great arcs are not suitable for your purpose at all and you should devise something much simpler - e.g. something like my previous attachment but with a fraction of sin() period? See Sheet2:

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• 10. Re: How To display curve lines in a map

Thanks Lukasz, this is exactly what i wanted, Thanks a lot...