Given three distances from a set point and the three corresponding latitudes and longitudes from this point , is it possible to find the latitude and longitude of the point of origin ?
If the three reference points are all on a two-dimensional surface and aren't all on exactly the same line, then yes: this is sufficient to find your origin point. The technical term for the method that you're describing is trilateration.
Is there an equation that is readily available to solve such problems.
Any help would be much appreciated.
The problem i am trying to get to the bottom of is one of sporting nature. It involves the distances flown from a racepoint (latitude longitude unknown)
to three different locations both distance and lat long known for these , I am trying to find the lat long of the race point.
Thanks in advance