If distances are determined via GPS fixes, the resultant distances are "base" of the triangle distances and not "hypotenuse". (I hope this is correct). Same as using a topographic map for distance determination, it's all "base" distance.

Laser distances are, for practical purposes, "hypotenuse" distances and need angle correction for "base" distance.

Is there a "Rocket Scientist" here that can perhaps confirm that the GPS distances are "base" distances...

I need to know this as the wind calculation is based on the true and actual flight distance while the "click/elevation adjustment(s)" are based on the gravity or "Base" distance(s).

(I hate it when things are going well and all of a sudden I get wrapped around the axel.)