Get Map Distances Between Two Points

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .7 megabytes


    Wouldn't it be great if you could identify your closest store or sales person within 5, 10, 25, 50, or 100 miles for you customer? What if I told you that you can accomplish this programming task and it didn't require a paid service or a ton of programming? All you have to provide is the from and to address. I bet you'd be totally stoked! This and more can be had by utilizing Yahoo's Geocoding API (i.e URL string) and the well known Great Circle Navigation Formula that is used by pilots to convert latitude and longitude between two points into nautical miles, kilometers, or miles.




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    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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