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Latitude Longitude Distance - 140byt.es

Latitude Longitude Distance - 140byt.es

This uses the Haversine formula to calculate the great-circle distance between two points.

Usage

distanceLatLng (
  latitude1, longitude1, // first coordinates
  latitude2, longitude2, // seconds coordinates
  diameter // earth diameter (might be any unit)
)

// returns the distance in the specified unit

Earth Diameter

  • 2 * 6378.137 Kilometers
  • 2 * 6378137 Meters
  • 2 * 3963.190 Miles

Author

Created by Martin Kleppe (@aemkei) at Ubilabs.

DIY

Check his "JavaScript Golf Lessons" slides.

For more information

See the 140byt.es site for a showcase of entries (built itself using 140-byte entries!), and follow @140bytes on Twitter.

function(
a, b, // first coord
c, d, // second coord
e, // earth diameter (might be any unit)
z // placeholder
){
with (Math) // use "Math" in context
return z = PI/360, // used to convert in radiants
e * atan2(
sqrt(
z = pow(sin((c-a)*z), 2) +
cos(a*z*2) * cos(c*z*2) *
pow(sin((d-b)*z), 2)
),
sqrt(1-z)
)
}
function(a,b,c,d,e,z){with(Math)return z=PI/360,e*atan2(sqrt(z=pow(sin((c-a)*z),2)+cos(a*z*2)*cos(c*z*2)*pow(sin((d-b)*z),2)),sqrt(1-z))}
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{
"name": "distanceLatLng",
"description": "Calculate distance between Latitude/Longitude points.",
"keywords": [
"geo",
"maps",
"distance"
]
}
<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Distance between Latitude/Longitude points </title>
<h4>Distance Hamburg-Tokyo</h4>
<div><b>8986</b> km expected</div>
<div><b id="km"></b> km calculated</div>
<div><b>5584</b> miles expected</div>
<div><b id="miles"></b> miles calculated</div>
<script>
var distance = function(a,b,c,d,e,z){with(Math)return z=PI/360,e*atan2(sqrt(z=pow(sin((c-a)*z),2)+cos(a*z*2)*cos(c*z*2)*pow(sin((d-b)*z),2)),sqrt(1-z))},
DIAMETER_IN_KM = 2 * 6378.137,
DIAMETER_IN_MILES = 2 * 3963.190,
hamburg = { lat: 53.562, lng: 9.994 },
tokyo = { lat: 35.691, lng: 139.691 };
document.getElementById( "km" ).innerHTML = Math.round(
distance(
hamburg.lat, hamburg.lng,
tokyo.lat, tokyo.lng,
DIAMETER_IN_KM
)
);
document.getElementById( "miles" ).innerHTML = Math.round(
distance(
hamburg.lat, hamburg.lng,
tokyo.lat, tokyo.lng,
DIAMETER_IN_MILES
)
);
</script>
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