Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

LatLongDist ( Lat1 ; Long1 ; Lat2 ; Long2 )

Calculates the distance between two sets of latitude/longitude coordinates

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George Nassar   George Nassar
Provident Data Services

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  Sample input:
LatLongDist ( -97.146517, 33.231477, -97.325295; 32.785130 )
  Sample output:

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

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.



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