Several years ago I ran across which computes the distance quickly between any two points on earth. I looked for a long time to find something similar to get the great circle distances. I stumbled across great circle maps when a lecturer at the Univ of Auckland. It was amazing to me (and especially to my college students) just how far away “home” (the UK) was and how close “exotic” places were (Indonesia, Asia, Antarctica). It also turned out that the other side of the world from Wellington NZ was Madrid Spain.

Anyway–I finally located this site. It doesn’t work by listing everything within a certain radius, but at least one can draw a radius and see what is nearby.

400 and 1000 miles from Bethel. Where else in the US can one be a 1000 miles from the nearest state capitol?

great circles from bethel

GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data (tracks and waypoints), street addresses, or simple coordinates. Use it to see where you’ve been, plan where you’re going, or visualize geographic data (business locations, events, customers, real estate, etc.).

Distance between Bethel, Alaska, United States and Juneau, Alaska, United States, as the crow flies:

977 miles (1572 km) (849 nautical miles)

Initial heading from Bethel to Juneau: east (87.5 degrees)
Initial heading from Juneau to Bethel: west-northwest (291.4 degrees)