Chmouel Boudjnah Chmouel Boudjnah - 2 months ago 9
Android Question

Get the distance between two geo points

I want to make a apps that check what's the nearest place from where the user is. I can easily get the location of the user and I have a list of places with latitude and longitude.

What would be the best way to know the nearest place of the list against the current position.

I could not find anything in the google APIs.

I am worried I need to resort to my calculate and have to do math to calculate it.

What do you guys think ?

Cheers and thanks for reading or replying.

Answer
Location loc1 = new Location("");
loc1.setLatitude(lat1);
loc1.setLongitude(lon1);

Location loc2 = new Location("");
loc2.setLatitude(lat2);
loc2.setLongitude(lon2);

float distanceInMeters = loc1.distanceTo(loc2);

Reference: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/location/Location.html#distanceTo(android.location.Location)

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