Translate GPS location data to geo-magnetic data such as magnetic declination.

The difference between true north and magnetic north is called magnetic declination. It is different everywhere on Earth and even changes over time. Every five years or so, a couple of governing bodies release coefficients data for calculating the magnetic declination at a given lat/lng and time.

GeoMag takes data from the World Magnetic Model Coefficients, WmmCof, to initialize. You can provide your own or use the bundled data, WMM-2015v2 from 09/18/2018. Use calculate() to process GPS coordinates into a GeoMagResult.

Accuracy is roughly within 0.2 degrees of test values.

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This is a port of the geomagJS package,

Adapted from the geomagc software and World Magnetic Model of the NOAA Satellite and Information Service, National Geophysical Data Center.