How to get positions of points at regular intervals at a particular direction?

I have demonstrated the issue in image below:

There are two known positions ‘A’ and ‘B’ and I would like to have the positions of all the points at regular intervals between them. How to do this in Cesium.

I know of one idea… I can find line equation between the two points and then by taking point A as origin taking 10m as radius, find intersection point between line and circle to get the point 10m away in desired direction from point A.

But that is a very inefficient way. I would like to know if there is any simpler and efficient way?

Thanks and Regards,


It’s not a Cesium question, just a general geo calculation question. Basically, you need to determine the bearing from point A to point B, calculate the first intermediate position starting at A going at that bearing and your desired step distance, then repeat. There’s a great resource of geographic algorithms at , including Javascript sample code. You’d be interested in the “bearingTo” and “destinationPoint” functions.


Take a look at EllipsoidGeodesic:


Thanks Mark, the source is greatly helpful. But in this case I would prefer Kevin’s approach since Cesium itself is having a way to interpolate the points between the two given points. Although for general purposes(non-Cesium), the source is the best !

Thanks again,


Thanks a lot Kevin, the method “interpolateUsingSurfaceDistance()” did the trick. I just have to pass the sampling distance as argument and put it in a for loop. Simple and efficient.

Thanks again,


Can you share sample code

Hi there,

Here’s a simple code example:

Hope that helps!

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