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Google Maps by Evangelos Petroutsos

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Advanced JavaScript Animation
In the last chapter of this book, you’re going to examine a few more animation techniques and build a couple of interesting and visually appealing applications. You have read about geodesic lines in several chapters of this book and you already know that geodesics lines are the shortest paths between any two given points on the globe, even though they appear very long on the map. On the map, the shortest path is a straight one, not a curve. Yet when the shortest path between two points on the globe is subject to a Mercator projection, it becomes a lengthy curve. In this chapter, you will see why geodesic lines are shorter than rhumb lines using animation. You will actually see two airplanes flying ...

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