Solves all kinds of geographical position calculations.

nvector

The nvector library is a suite of tools written in Python to solve geographical position calculations. Currently the following operations are implemented:

• Calculate the surface distance between two geographical positions.

• Convert positions given in one reference frame into another reference frame.

• Find the destination point given start point, azimuth/bearing and distance.

• Find the mean position (center/midpoint) of several geographical positions.

• Find the intersection between two paths.

• Find the cross track distance between a path and a position.

Using n-vector, the calculations become simple and non-singular. Full accuracy is achieved for any global position (and for any distance).

Description

In this library, we represent position with an “n-vector”, which is the normal vector to the Earth model (the same reference ellipsoid that is used for latitude and longitude). When using n-vector, all Earth-positions are treated equally, and there is no need to worry about singularities or discontinuities. An additional benefit with using n-vector is that many position calculations can be solved with simple vector algebra (e.g. dot product and cross product).

Converting between n-vector and latitude/longitude is unambiguous and easy using the provided functions.

n_E is n-vector in the program code, while in documents we use nE. E denotes an Earth-fixed coordinate frame, and it indicates that the three components of n-vector are along the three axes of E. More details about the notation and reference frames can be found in the documentation.

Documentation and code

Official documentation:

http://www.navlab.net/nvector/

A Nonsingular Horizontal Position Representation, The Journal of Navigation, Volume 63, Issue 03, pp 395-417, July 2010.

Bleeding edge: https://github.com/pbrod/nvector.

Official releases available at: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/nvector.

Install nvector

If you have pip installed and are online, then simply type:

$pip install nvector to get the lastest stable version. Using pip also has the advantage that all requirements are automatically installed. You can download nvector and all dependencies to a folder “pkg”, by the following:$ pip install –download=pkg nvector

$pip install –no-index –find-links=pkg nvector Verifying installation To verify that nvector can be seen by Python, type python from your shell. Then at the Python prompt, try to import nvector: >>> import nvector as nv >>> print(nv.__version__) 0.7.7dev0 To test if the toolbox is working correctly paste the following in an interactive python session: import nvector as nv nv.test('--doctest-modules') or$ py.test –pyargs nvector –doctest-modules

at the command prompt.

Getting Started

Below the object-oriented solution to some common geodesic problems are given. In the first example the functional solution is also given. The functional solutions to the remaining problems can be found in the functional examples section of the tutorial.

Example 1: “A and B to delta”

Given two positions, A and B as latitudes, longitudes and depths relative to Earth, E.

Find the exact vector between the two positions, given in meters north, east, and down, and find the direction (azimuth) to B, relative to north. Assume WGS-84 ellipsoid. The given depths are from the ellipsoid surface. Use position A to define north, east, and down directions. (Due to the curvature of Earth and different directions to the North Pole, the north, east, and down directions will change (relative to Earth) for different places. Position A must be outside the poles for the north and east directions to be defined.)

Solution:
>>> import numpy as np
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> wgs84 = nv.FrameE(name='WGS84')
>>> pointA = wgs84.GeoPoint(latitude=1, longitude=2, z=3, degrees=True)
>>> pointB = wgs84.GeoPoint(latitude=4, longitude=5, z=6, degrees=True)

Step1: Find p_AB_N (delta decomposed in N).
>>> p_AB_N = pointA.delta_to(pointB)
>>> x, y, z = p_AB_N.pvector.ravel()
>>> 'Ex1: delta north, east, down = {0:8.2f}, {1:8.2f}, {2:8.2f}'.format(x, y, z)
'Ex1: delta north, east, down = 331730.23, 332997.87, 17404.27'

Step2: Also find the direction (azimuth) to B, relative to north:
>>> 'azimuth = {0:4.2f} deg'.format(p_AB_N.azimuth_deg)
'azimuth = 45.11 deg'
>>> 'elevation = {0:4.2f} deg'.format(p_AB_N.elevation_deg)
'elevation = 2.12 deg'
>>> 'distance = {0:4.2f} m'.format(p_AB_N.length)
'distance = 470356.72 m'

Functional Solution:
>>> import numpy as np
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> from nvector import rad, deg

>>> lat_EA, lon_EA, z_EA = rad(1), rad(2), 3

Step1: Convert to n-vectors:
>>> n_EA_E = nv.lat_lon2n_E(lat_EA, lon_EA)
>>> n_EB_E = nv.lat_lon2n_E(lat_EB, lon_EB)

Step2: Find p_AB_E (delta decomposed in E).WGS-84 ellipsoid is default:
>>> p_AB_E = nv.n_EA_E_and_n_EB_E2p_AB_E(n_EA_E, n_EB_E, z_EA, z_EB)

Step3: Find R_EN for position A:
>>> R_EN = nv.n_E2R_EN(n_EA_E)

Step4: Find p_AB_N (delta decomposed in N).
>>> p_AB_N = np.dot(R_EN.T, p_AB_E).ravel()
>>> x, y, z = p_AB_N
>>> 'Ex1: delta north, east, down = {0:8.2f}, {1:8.2f}, {2:8.2f}'.format(x, y, z)
'Ex1: delta north, east, down = 331730.23, 332997.87, 17404.27'

Step5: Also find the direction (azimuth) to B, relative to north:
>>> azimuth = np.arctan2(y, x)
>>> 'azimuth = {0:4.2f} deg'.format(deg(azimuth))
'azimuth = 45.11 deg'

>>> distance = np.linalg.norm(p_AB_N)
>>> elevation = np.arcsin(z / distance)
>>> 'elevation = {0:4.2f} deg'.format(deg(elevation))
'elevation = 2.12 deg'

>>> 'distance = {0:4.2f} m'.format(distance)
'distance = 470356.72 m'


Example 1 at www.navlab.net

Example 2: “B and delta to C”

A radar or sonar attached to a vehicle B (Body coordinate frame) measures the distance and direction to an object C. We assume that the distance and two angles (typically bearing and elevation relative to B) are already combined to the vector p_BC_B (i.e. the vector from B to C, decomposed in B). The position of B is given as n_EB_E and z_EB, and the orientation (attitude) of B is given as R_NB (this rotation matrix can be found from roll/pitch/yaw by using zyx2R).

Find the exact position of object C as n-vector and depth ( n_EC_E and z_EC ), assuming Earth ellipsoid with semi-major axis a and flattening f. For WGS-72, use a = 6 378 135 m and f = 1/298.26.

Solution:
>>> import numpy as np
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> wgs72 = nv.FrameE(name='WGS72')
>>> wgs72 = nv.FrameE(a=6378135, f=1.0/298.26)

Step 1: Position and orientation of B is given 400m above E:
>>> n_EB_E = wgs72.Nvector(nv.unit([[1], [2], [3]]), z=-400)
>>> frame_B = nv.FrameB(n_EB_E, yaw=10, pitch=20, roll=30, degrees=True)

Step 2: Delta BC decomposed in B
>>> p_BC_B = frame_B.Pvector(np.r_[3000, 2000, 100].reshape((-1, 1)))

Step 3: Decompose delta BC in E
>>> p_BC_E = p_BC_B.to_ecef_vector()

Step 4: Find point C by adding delta BC to EB
>>> p_EB_E = n_EB_E.to_ecef_vector()
>>> p_EC_E = p_EB_E + p_BC_E
>>> pointC = p_EC_E.to_geo_point()

>>> lat, lon, z = pointC.latlon_deg
>>> msg = 'Ex2: PosC: lat, lon = {:4.4f}, {:4.4f} deg,  height = {:4.2f} m'
>>> msg.format(lat, lon, -z)
'Ex2: PosC: lat, lon = 53.3264, 63.4681 deg,  height = 406.01 m'


Example 2 at www.navlab.net

Example 3: “ECEF-vector to geodetic latitude”

Position B is given as an “ECEF-vector” p_EB_E (i.e. a vector from E, the center of the Earth, to B, decomposed in E). Find the geodetic latitude, longitude and height (latEB, lonEB and hEB), assuming WGS-84 ellipsoid.

Solution:
>>> import numpy as np
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> wgs84 = nv.FrameE(name='WGS84')
>>> position_B = 6371e3 * np.vstack((0.9, -1, 1.1))  # m
>>> p_EB_E = wgs84.ECEFvector(position_B)
>>> pointB = p_EB_E.to_geo_point()

>>> lat, lon, z = pointB.latlon_deg
>>> 'Ex3: Pos B: lat, lon = {:4.4f}, {:4.4f} deg, height = {:9.3f} m'.format(lat, lon, -z)
'Ex3: Pos B: lat, lon = 39.3787, -48.0128 deg, height = 4702059.834 m'


Example 3 at www.navlab.net

Example 4: “Geodetic latitude to ECEF-vector”

Geodetic latitude, longitude and height are given for position B as latEB, lonEB and hEB, find the ECEF-vector for this position, p_EB_E.

Solution:
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> wgs84 = nv.FrameE(name='WGS84')
>>> pointB = wgs84.GeoPoint(latitude=1, longitude=2, z=-3, degrees=True)
>>> p_EB_E = pointB.to_ecef_vector()

>>> 'Ex4: p_EB_E = {} m'.format(p_EB_E.pvector.ravel().tolist())
'Ex4: p_EB_E = [6373290.277218279, 222560.20067473652, 110568.82718178593] m'


Example 4 at www.navlab.net

Example 5: “Surface distance”

Find the surface distance sAB (i.e. great circle distance) between two positions A and B. The heights of A and B are ignored, i.e. if they don’t have zero height, we seek the distance between the points that are at the surface of the Earth, directly above/below A and B. The Euclidean distance (chord length) dAB should also be found. Use Earth radius 6371e3 m. Compare the results with exact calculations for the WGS-84 ellipsoid.

Solution for a sphere:
>>> import numpy as np
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> frame_E = nv.FrameE(a=6371e3, f=0)
>>> positionA = frame_E.GeoPoint(latitude=88, longitude=0, degrees=True)
>>> positionB = frame_E.GeoPoint(latitude=89, longitude=-170, degrees=True)

>>> s_AB, azia, azib = positionA.distance_and_azimuth(positionB)
>>> p_AB_E = positionB.to_ecef_vector() - positionA.to_ecef_vector()
>>> d_AB = p_AB_E.length

>>> msg = 'Ex5: Great circle and Euclidean distance = {}'
>>> msg = msg.format('{:5.2f} km, {:5.2f} km')
>>> msg.format(s_AB / 1000, d_AB / 1000)
'Ex5: Great circle and Euclidean distance = 332.46 km, 332.42 km'

Alternative sphere solution:
>>> path = nv.GeoPath(positionA, positionB)
>>> s_AB2 = path.track_distance(method='greatcircle')
>>> d_AB2 = path.track_distance(method='euclidean')
>>> msg.format(s_AB2 / 1000, d_AB2 / 1000)
'Ex5: Great circle and Euclidean distance = 332.46 km, 332.42 km'

Exact solution for the WGS84 ellipsoid:
>>> wgs84 = nv.FrameE(name='WGS84')
>>> point1 = wgs84.GeoPoint(latitude=88, longitude=0, degrees=True)
>>> point2 = wgs84.GeoPoint(latitude=89, longitude=-170, degrees=True)
>>> s_12, azi1, azi2 = point1.distance_and_azimuth(point2)

>>> p_12_E = point2.to_ecef_vector() - point1.to_ecef_vector()
>>> d_12 = p_12_E.length
>>> msg = 'Ellipsoidal and Euclidean distance = {:5.2f} km, {:5.2f} km'
>>> msg.format(s_12 / 1000, d_12 / 1000)
'Ellipsoidal and Euclidean distance = 333.95 km, 333.91 km'


Example 5 at www.navlab.net

Example 6 “Interpolated position”

Given the position of B at time t0 and t1, n_EB_E(t0) and n_EB_E(t1).

Find an interpolated position at time ti, n_EB_E(ti). All positions are given as n-vectors.

Solution:
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> wgs84 = nv.FrameE(name='WGS84')
>>> n_EB_E_t0 = wgs84.GeoPoint(89, 0, degrees=True).to_nvector()
>>> n_EB_E_t1 = wgs84.GeoPoint(89, 180, degrees=True).to_nvector()
>>> path = nv.GeoPath(n_EB_E_t0, n_EB_E_t1)

>>> t0 = 10.
>>> t1 = 20.
>>> ti = 16.  # time of interpolation
>>> ti_n = (ti - t0) / (t1 - t0) # normalized time of interpolation

>>> g_EB_E_ti = path.interpolate(ti_n).to_geo_point()

>>> lat_ti, lon_ti, z_ti = g_EB_E_ti.latlon_deg
>>> msg = 'Ex6, Interpolated position: lat, lon = {:2.1f} deg, {:2.1f} deg'
>>> msg.format(lat_ti, lon_ti)
'Ex6, Interpolated position: lat, lon = 89.8 deg, 180.0 deg'

Vectorized solution:
>>> t = np.array([10, 20])
>>> nvectors = wgs84.GeoPoint([89, 89], [0, 180], degrees=True).to_nvector()
>>> nvectors_i = nvectors.interpolate(ti, t, kind='linear')
>>> lati, loni, zi = nvectors_i.to_geo_point().latlon_deg
>>> msg.format(lat_ti, lon_ti)
'Ex6, Interpolated position: lat, lon = 89.8 deg, 180.0 deg'


Example 6 at www.navlab.net

Example 7: “Mean position”

Three positions A, B, and C are given as n-vectors n_EA_E, n_EB_E, and n_EC_E. Find the mean position, M, given as n_EM_E. Note that the calculation is independent of the depths of the positions.

Solution:
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> points = nv.GeoPoint(latitude=[90, 60, 50],
...                      longitude=[0, 10, -20], degrees=True)
>>> nvectors = points.to_nvector()
>>> n_EM_E = nvectors.mean()
>>> g_EM_E = n_EM_E.to_geo_point()
>>> lat, lon = g_EM_E.latitude_deg, g_EM_E.longitude_deg
>>> msg = 'Ex7: Pos M: lat, lon = {:4.4f}, {:4.4f} deg'
>>> msg.format(lat, lon)
'Ex7: Pos M: lat, lon = 67.2362, -6.9175 deg'


Example 7 at www.navlab.net

Example 8: “A and azimuth/distance to B”

We have an initial position A, direction of travel given as an azimuth (bearing) relative to north (clockwise), and finally the distance to travel along a great circle given as sAB. Use Earth radius 6371e3 m to find the destination point B.

In geodesy this is known as “The first geodetic problem” or “The direct geodetic problem” for a sphere, and we see that this is similar to Example 2, but now the delta is given as an azimuth and a great circle distance. (“The second/inverse geodetic problem” for a sphere is already solved in Examples 1 and 5.)

Exact solution:
>>> import numpy as np
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> frame = nv.FrameE(a=6371e3, f=0)
>>> pointA = frame.GeoPoint(latitude=80, longitude=-90, degrees=True)
>>> pointB, azimuthb = pointA.displace(distance=1000, azimuth=200, degrees=True)
>>> lat, lon = pointB.latitude_deg, pointB.longitude_deg

>>> msg = 'Ex8, Destination: lat, lon = {:4.4f} deg, {:4.4f} deg'
>>> msg.format(lat, lon)
'Ex8, Destination: lat, lon = 79.9915 deg, -90.0177 deg'

>>> np.allclose(azimuthb, -160.01742926820506)
True

Greatcircle solution:
>>> pointB2, azimuthb = pointA.displace(distance=1000,
...                                     azimuth=200,
...                                     degrees=True,
...                                     method='greatcircle')
>>> lat2, lon2 = pointB2.latitude_deg, pointB.longitude_deg
>>> msg.format(lat2, lon2)
'Ex8, Destination: lat, lon = 79.9915 deg, -90.0177 deg'

>>> np.allclose(azimuthb, -160.0174292682187)
True


Example 8 at www.navlab.net

Example 9: “Intersection of two paths”

Define a path from two given positions (at the surface of a spherical Earth), as the great circle that goes through the two points.

Path A is given by A1 and A2, while path B is given by B1 and B2.

Find the position C where the two great circles intersect.

Solution:
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> pointA1 = nv.GeoPoint(10, 20, degrees=True)
>>> pointA2 = nv.GeoPoint(30, 40, degrees=True)
>>> pointB1 = nv.GeoPoint(50, 60, degrees=True)
>>> pointB2 = nv.GeoPoint(70, 80, degrees=True)
>>> pathA = nv.GeoPath(pointA1, pointA2)
>>> pathB = nv.GeoPath(pointB1, pointB2)

>>> pointC = pathA.intersect(pathB)
>>> pointC = pointC.to_geo_point()
>>> lat, lon = pointC.latitude_deg, pointC.longitude_deg
>>> msg = 'Ex9, Intersection: lat, lon = {:4.4f}, {:4.4f} deg'
>>> msg.format(lat, lon)
'Ex9, Intersection: lat, lon = 40.3186, 55.9019 deg'

Check that PointC is not between A1 and A2 or B1 and B2:
>>> pathA.on_path(pointC)
False
>>> pathB.on_path(pointC)
False

Check that PointC is on the great circle going through path A and path B:
>>> pathA.on_great_circle(pointC)
True
>>> pathB.on_great_circle(pointC)
True


Example 9 at www.navlab.net

Example 10: “Cross track distance”

Path A is given by the two positions A1 and A2 (similar to the previous example).

Find the cross track distance sxt between the path A (i.e. the great circle through A1 and A2) and the position B (i.e. the shortest distance at the surface, between the great circle and B).

Also find the Euclidean distance dxt between B and the plane defined by the great circle. Use Earth radius 6371e3.

Finally, find the intersection point on the great circle and determine if it is between position A1 and A2.

Solution:
>>> import numpy as np
>>> import nvector as nv
>>> frame = nv.FrameE(a=6371e3, f=0)
>>> pointA1 = frame.GeoPoint(0, 0, degrees=True)
>>> pointA2 = frame.GeoPoint(10, 0, degrees=True)
>>> pointB = frame.GeoPoint(1, 0.1, degrees=True)
>>> pathA = nv.GeoPath(pointA1, pointA2)

>>> s_xt = pathA.cross_track_distance(pointB, method='greatcircle')
>>> d_xt = pathA.cross_track_distance(pointB, method='euclidean')

>>> val_txt = '{:4.2f} km, {:4.2f} km'.format(s_xt/1000, d_xt/1000)
>>> 'Ex10: Cross track distance: s_xt, d_xt = {}'.format(val_txt)
'Ex10: Cross track distance: s_xt, d_xt = 11.12 km, 11.12 km'

>>> pointC = pathA.closest_point_on_great_circle(pointB)
>>> np.allclose(pathA.on_path(pointC), True)
True


Example 10 at www.navlab.net

Acknowledgements

The nvector package for Python was written by Per A. Brodtkorb at FFI (The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment) based on the nvector toolbox for Matlab written by the navigation group at FFI. The nvector.core and nvector.rotation module is a vectorized reimplementation of the matlab nvector toolbox while the nvector.objects module is a new easy to use object oriented user interface to the nvector core functionality documented in [GB20].

Most of the content is based on the article by K. Gade [Gad10].

However, if you use any of the FrameE.direct, FrameE.inverse, GeoPoint.distance_and_azimuth or GeoPoint.displace methods you should also cite the article by Karney [Kar13] because these methods call Karney’s geographiclib library to do the calculations.

Changelog

Version 0.7.7, June 3, 2021

Per A Brodtkorb (27):
• Added cartopy and matplotlib to requirements.txt

• Updated appveyor.yml, setup.cfg and setup.py

• Updated .gitignore to ignore .pytest_cache

• Corrected failing doctests in objects.py

• Updated version in _installation.py

• Updated failing docstrings for python 2.7 in objects.py.

• Added ‘# doctest: SKIP’ to all plt.show() in order to avoid the doctests hangs on the testserver.

• Fixed a bug in _info_functional.py

• Updated pycodestyle exlude section in setup.cfg Prettified _examples.py, _examples_object_oriented.py and core.py

• Updated pycodestyle ignore section in setup.cfg

• Added doctest option to setup.cfg

• Removed print statements in test_objects.py

• Return “NotImplemented” instead of raising “NotImplementedError” in Nvector._mul__ and Nvector.__div__ in objects.py

• Fixed .travis.yml so that he file paths in coverage.xml is discoverable

under the sonar.sources folder. The problem is that SonarQube is analysing the checked-out source code (in src/nvector) but the actual unit tests and coverage.py is run against the installed code (in build/lib/nvector). Thus the absolute files paths to the installed code in the generated coverage.xml were causing Sonar to show no coverage. The workaround was to use sed in the pipeline to replace every path to build/lib/nvector with src/nvector in coverage.xml.

• Fixed a bug: Identical expressions should not be used on both sides of a binary operator in test:objects.py.

• Updated solutions to example 9

• Added greatcircle method to GeoPoint.distance_and_azimuth in objects.py

• Added _base_angle function that makes sure an angle is between -pi and pi.

• Added vectorized interpolation routines: interp_nvectors function to core.py and Nvector.interpolate to objects.py.

• Put try except around code in use_docstring to avoid attribute ‘__doc__’

of ‘type’ objects is not writable errors for python2.

• Reorganized _displace_great_circle

• Added check that depths also are equal on in _on_ellipsoid_path and in _on_great_circle_path

• Refactored code from use_docstring_from function into the use_docstring

function in _common.py

• Simplified the adding of examples to the docstrings of functions and classes in core.py and objects.py.

Version 0.7.6, December 18, 2020

Per A Brodtkorb (30):
• Renamed _core.py to core.py

• Removed the module index from the appendix because it was incomplete.

• Removed nvector.tests package from the reference chapter.

• Added indent function to _common.py to avoid failure on python 2.7.

• Moved isclose, allclose and array_to_list_dict from objects.py to util.py

• Moved the following function from test_nvector.py to test_rotation.py:
• test_n_E_and_wa2R_EL, test_R2zxy, test_R2zxy_x90, test_R2zxy_y90

• test_R2zxy_z90, test_R2zxy_0, test_R2xyz test_R2xyz_with_vectors

• Replaced assert_array_almost_equal with assert_allclose in test_objects.py

• Renamed test_frames.py to test_objects.py

• Added missing functions great_circle_normal and interpolate to the nvector_summary.rst

• Moved the following functions related to rotation matrices from _core to rotation module:
• E_rotation, n_E_and_wa2R_EL, n_E2R_EN, R_EL2n_E, R_EN2n_E, R2xyz, R2zyx, xyz2R, zyx2R

• Renamed select_ellipsoid to get_ellipsoid

• Moved the following utility functions from _core to util module:
• deg, rad, mdot, nthroot, get_ellipsoid, unit, _check_length_deviation

• Added _get_h1line and _make_summary to _common.py

• Replaced numpy.rollaxis with numpy.swapaxes to make the code clearer.

• _atleast_3d now broadcast the input against each other.

• Added the following references to zyx2R, xyz2R, R2xyz, R2zyx:
• Removed tabs from CHANGELOG.rst

• Updated CHANGELOG.rst and prepared for release v0.7.6

• Fixed the documentation so that it shows correctly in the reference manual.

• Updated build_package.py so it generates a valid README.rst file.

• Updated THANKS.rst

• Updated CHANGELOG.rst and prepare for release 0.7.6

• Deleted obsolete ex10img.png

• Updated acknowledgement with reference to Karney’s article.

• Updated README.rst by moving acknowledgement to the end with references.

• Renamed position input argument to point in the FrameN, FrameB and FrameL classes.

• Deleted _example_images.py

• Renamed nvector.rst to nvector_summary.rst in docs/reference

• Added example images to tutorials/images/ folder

• Added Nvector logo, install.rst to docs

• Reorganized the documentation in docs by splitting _info.py into:
• _intro.py,

• _documentation.py

• _examples_object_oriented.py

• _images.py

• _installation.py and _acknowledgements.py

• Added docs/tutorials/index.rst, docs/intro/index.rst, docs/how-to/index.rst docs/appendix/index.rst and docs/make.bat

• updated references.

Version 0.7.5, December 12, 2020

Per A Brodtkorb (32):
• Updated CHANGELOG.rst and prepare for release 0.7.5

• Changed so that GeoPath.on_great_circle and GeoPath.on_great_circle

returns scalar result if the two points defining the path are scalars. See issue #10.

• Fixed failing doctests.

• Added doctest configuration to docs/conf.py

• Added array_to_list_dict and isclose functions in nvector.objects.py

Replaced f-string in the __repr__ method of the _Common class in nvector.objects.py with format in order to work on python version 3.5 and below.

• Removed rtol parameter from the on_greatcircle function. See issue #12 for a discussion.

• Added nvector solution to the GeoPoint.displace method.

• Updated docs/conf.py

• Replaced import unittest with import pytest in test_frames.py

• Fixed issue #10: Inconsistent return types in GeoPath.track_distance:
• GeoPath, GeoPoint, Nvector and ECEFvector and Pvector now return scalars for the case where the input is not actually arrays of points but just single objects.

• Added extra tests for issue #10 and updated old tests and the examples in the help headers.

• Vectorized FrameE.inverse and FrameE.direct methods.

• Extended deg and rad functions in _core.py.

• Vectorized GeoPoint.distance_and_azimuth

• Made import of cartopy in nvector.plot more robust.

• Updated test_Ex10_cross_track_distance

• Updated sonar-project.properties

• Replaced deprecated sonar.XXXX.reportPath with sonar.XXXX.reportPaths

• Simplified nvector/_core.__doc__

• Updated .travis.yml

• Changed the definition of sonar addon

• Added python 3.8 to the CI testing.

• Changed so that setup.py is python 2.7 compatible again.

• Updated build_package.py

• Renamed CHANGES.rst to CHANGELOG.rst

• Updated setup.cfg and setup.py

• Updated build_package.py

• Removed conda-build from .travis.yml

• Attempt to get travis to run the tests again….

• API change: replaced “python setup.py doctests” with “python setup.py doctest”

• Added doctest example to nvector._core._atleast_3d Made xyz2R and zyx2R code simpler.

• Replaced deprecated Nvector.mean_horizontal_position with Nvector.mean in test_frames.py

• Added mdot to __all__ in nvector/_core.py and in documentation summary.

• Sorted the the documentation summary by function name in nvector.rst

• Removed –pyargs nvector –doctest-modules –pep8 from addopts section in setup.cfg

• Updated documentation and added missing documentation.

Version 0.7.4, June 4, 2019

Per A Brodtkorb (2):

• Removed obsolete and wrong badges from docs/index.rst

Version 0.7.3, June 4, 2019

Per A Brodtkorb (6):

• Fixed issue 7# incorrect test for test_n_E_and_wa2R_EL.

• Removed coveralls test coverage report.

• Replaced coverage badge from coveralls to codecov.

• Updated code-climate reporter.

• Simplified duplicated code in nvector._core.

• Added “–pyargs nvector” to pytest options in setup.cfg

• Exclude build_package.py from distribution in MANIFEST.in

• Replaced health_img from landscape to codeclimate.

• Updated travis to explicitly install pytest-cov and pytest-pep8

• Removed dependence on pyscaffold

• Renamed set_package_version.py to build_package.py

Version 0.7.0, June 2, 2019

Gary van der Merwe (1):
• Add interpolate to __all__ so that it can be imported

Per A Brodtkorb (26):
• Updated long_description in setup.cfg

• Replaced deprecated sphinx.ext.pngmath with sphinx.ext.imgmath

• Added imgmath to requirements for building the docs.

• Fixing shallow clone warning.

• Replaced property ‘sonar.python.coverage.itReportPath’ with

‘sonar.python.coverage.reportPaths’ instead, because it is has been removed.

• Drop python 3.4 support

• Fixed a bug: Mixed scalars and np.array([1]) values don’t work with np.rad2deg function.

• Added ETRS ELLIPSOID in _core.py Added ED50 as alias for International

(Hayford)/European Datum in _core.py Added sad69 as alias for South American 1969 in _core.py

• Simplified docstring for nv.test

• Generalized the setup.py.

• Replaced aliases with the correct names in setup.cfg.

Version 0.6.0, December 9, 2018

Per A Brodtkorb (79):
• Updated requirements in setup.py

• Removed tox.ini

• Updated documentation on how to set package version

• Made a separate script to set package version in nvector/__init__.py

• Updated docstring for select_ellipsoid

• Replace GeoPoint.geo_point with GeoPoint.displace and removed deprecated GeoPoint.geo_point

• Update .travis.yml

• Fix so that codeclimate is able to parse .travis.yml

• Only run sonar and codeclimate reporter for python v3.6

• Pinned coverage to v4.3.4 due to fact that codeclimate reporter is only

compatible with Coverage.py versions >=4.0,<4.4.

• Updated with sonar scanner.

• Set up codeclimate reporter

• Updated docstring for unit function.

• Avoid division by zero in unit function.

• Reenabled the doctest of plot_mean_position

• Reset “pyscaffold==2.5.11”

• Replaced deprecated basemap with cartopy.

• Replaced doctest of plot_mean_position with test_plot_mean_position in

test_plot.py

• Fixed failing doctests for python v3.4 and v3.5 and made them more

robust.

• Fixed failing doctests and made them more robust.

• Increased pycoverage version to use.

• moved nvector to src/nvector/

• Reset the setup.py to require ‘pyscaffold==2.5.11’ which works on

python version 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6. as well as 2.7

• Updated unittests.

• Updated tests.

• Removed obsolete code

• Added delta_L a function thet teturn cartesian delta vector from

positions A to B decomposed in L.

• Simplified OO-solution in example 1 by using delta_N function

• Refactored duplicated code

• Vectorized code so that the frames can take more than one position at

the time.

• Keeping only the html docs in the distribution.

• replaced link from latest to stable docs on readthedocs and updated

crosstrack distance test.

• updated documentation in setup.py

Version 0.5.2, March 7, 2017

Per A Brodtkorb (10):
• Fixed tests in tests/test_frames.py

• Updated to setup.cfg and tox.ini + pep8

• updated .travis.yml

• Updated crosstrack distance tests.

Version 0.5.1, March 5, 2017

Cody (4):
• Explicitely numbered replacement fields

• Migrated % string formating

Per A Brodtkorb (29):
• pep8

• Updated failing examples

• Removed obsolete pass statement

• Documented functions

• moved test_docstrings and use_docstring_from into _common.py

• Updated installation information in _info.py

• Added GeoPath.on_path method. Clearified intersection example

• Renamed intersection to intersect (Intersection is deprecated.)

• Simplified R2zyx with a call to R2xyz Improved accuracy for great circle cross track distance for small distances.

• Added on_great_circle, _on_great_circle_path, _on_ellipsoid_path, closest_point_on_great_circle and closest_point_on_path to GeoPath

• made __eq__ more robust for frames

• Removed duplicated code

• Updated tests

• Removed fishy test

• replaced zero n-vector with nan

• Commented out failing test.

• Updated examples + documentation

• Updated index depth

• Updated README.rst and classifier in setup.cfg

Version 0.4.1, January 19, 2016

pbrod (46):

• updated docs and removed unused code

• Refactored out _check_frames

• Refactored out _default_frame

• Updated .coveragerc

• Updated documentation

• Added GeoPath.interpolate + interpolation example 6

• Updated documentation:

• For each example added links to the more detailed explanation on the homepage

• Updated link to nvector toolbox for matlab

• Updated documentation fro FrameB, FrameE, FrameL and FrameN.

• updated __all__ variable

• Added missing R_Ee to function n_EA_E_and_n_EB_E2azimuth + updated documentation

• Updated CHANGES.rst

• Updated conf.py

• Renamed info.py to _info.py

• All examples are now generated from _examples.py.

Version 0.1.3, January 1, 2016

pbrod (31):

• Refactored

• Updated tests

• Updated docs

• Moved tests to nvector/tests

• Updated .coverage Added travis.yml, .landscape.yml

• Removed ngs version

• Fixed bug in .travis.yml

• Updated .travis.yml

• Removed dependence on navigator.py

• Updated examples

• Deleted skeleton.py and added tox.ini

• Renamed azimuth to n_EA_E_and_n_EB_E2azimuth

• Added tests for R2xyz as well as R2zyx

• Removed backward compatibility

• Refactored tests

• Commented out failing tests on python 3+

• updated CHANGES.rst

• Removed bug in setup.py

Version 0.1.1, January 1, 2016

pbrod (31):
• Initial commit: Translated code from Matlab to Python.

• Added object oriented interface to nvector library

• Added tests for object oriented interface

The content of this library is based on the following publication:

Gade, K. (2010). A Nonsingular Horizontal Position Representation, The Journal of Navigation, Volume 63, Issue 03, pp 395-417, July 2010. (www.navlab.net/Publications/A_Nonsingular_Horizontal_Position_Representation.pdf)

This paper should be cited in publications using this library.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above publication information, copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above publication information, copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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Contributers

• Kenneth Gade, FFI: Main author of Matlab toolbox nvector.

• Kristian Svartveit, FFI: Contributions to matlab code: R_Ee.m and unit.m.

• Brita Hafskjold Gade, FFI: Contributions to matlab code: n_EB_E2p_EB_E.m, p_EB_E2n_EB_E.m

• Per A Brodtkorb, FFI: Translation of nvector from matlab to Python and maintainer of the python version.

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