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**howsyourface** Hey there, I am an Iphone developer from New Zealand and I am currently working on a project that requires me to use some equations for calculating X and Y coordinates from latitude and longitude values.

I have a function that converts lat and long to x and y and it is working perfectly in my application. However now i need to do the reverse of this. I need to convert X and Y values into lat and long.

I have gotten halfway by myself, i have worked out the longitude side of things, but the other line is more complicated.

This is what I started with:

x = (offset + radius * longitude * M_PI / 180.0);

y = (offset - radius * logf((1.0 + sinf(latitude * M_PI / 180.0)) / (1.0 - sinf(latitude * M_PI / 180.0))) / 2.0);

and this is where i have gotten so far:

float longitude = (x - offset) * 180 / radius / M_PI;

Could someone please give me a hand with the second line.

If you could please lay this out in steps for me it would be very much appreciated.

I need some insight as to how to do this myself.

Cheers