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Inconsistent Earth radius used in tests / documentation

    • Type: Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Done
    • Priority: Icon: Trivial - P5 Trivial - P5
    • 3.1.1
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Geo
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      MongoDB tests and documentation utilize mean Earth radius (6371km) rather than equatorial radius (6378.1km). Because Earth is not a perfect sphere, mean radius may be a more appropriate constant.

      The constant within MongoDB source code is 6378.1 km (equatorial).

            Assignee:
            matt.kangas Matt Kangas
            Reporter:
            rps Rich Parrish
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