# geodesic line

From EngHydroDic

The shortest line on a mathematically derived surface, between two points on that surface. A geodesic line on a reference spheroid is called a geodetic line. Also termed a geodesic.

From EngHydroDic

The shortest line on a mathematically derived surface, between two points on that surface. A geodesic line on a reference spheroid is called a geodetic line. Also termed a geodesic.