# ellipse1

Geographic ellipse from center, semimajor axis, eccentricity, and azimuth

## Syntax

## Description

`[`

finds the latitude and longitude coordinates of an ellipse. Specify the geographic
coordinates of the center of the ellipse using `lat`

,`lon`

] = ellipse1(`lat0`

,`lon0`

,`ellipse`

)`lat0`

and
`lon0`

. Specify the semimajor axis and the eccentricity of the ellipse
using `ellipse`

. This syntax assumes that the semimajor axis is a
spherical distance in degrees. This syntax orients the ellipse so that the semimajor axis
goes from north to south.

`[`

,
where `lat`

,`lon`

] = ellipse1(`method`

,___)`method`

is `"rh"`

, specifies that distances from
the center of the small circle are rhumb line distances. The default for
`method`

is `"gc"`

, which specifies that distances
from the center of the small circle are great circle distances (for a sphere) or geodesic
distances (for an ellipsoid).

returns the
latitude and longitude coordinates of the ellipse in the matrix
`mat`

= ellipse1(___)`mat`

.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## Version History

**Introduced before R2006a**