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LatLongDist ( Lat1 ; Long1; Lat2; Long2 )

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George Nassar, Provident Data Services
http://www.providentdata.com

Calculates the distance between two sets of latitude/longitude coordinates

Sample Input:
LatLongDist ( -97.146517, 33.231477, -97.325295; 32.785130 )
Sample Output:
12.962844230981499715


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

This requires the use of another custom function, Acos:

Case ( num>0 ; Atan ( Sqrt(1-num*num) / num ) ; num<0 ; Pi + Atan ( Sqrt(1-num*num) / num ) ; Pi/2 )

which takes the single parameter "num"

You can use a web service to automatically import the long/lat of an address using XML for a specific address, and then calculate distances in miles with this custom function. If you are interested in our perl script which facilitates this import contact us.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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