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<?php

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/*::  This routine calculates the distance between two points (given the     :*/
/*::  latitude/longitude of those points). It is being used to calculate     :*/
/*::  the distance between two ZIP Codes or Postal Codes using our           :*/
/*::  ZIPCodeWorld(TM) and PostalCodeWorld(TM) products.                     :*/
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/*::  Definitions:                                                           :*/
/*::    South latitudes are negative, east longitudes are positive           :*/
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/*::  Passed to function:                                                    :*/
/*::    lat1, lon1 = Latitude and Longitude of point 1 (in decimal degrees)  :*/
/*::    lat2, lon2 = Latitude and Longitude of point 2 (in decimal degrees)  :*/
/*::    unit = the unit you desire for results                               :*/
/*::           where: 'M' is statute miles                                   :*/
/*::                  'K' is kilometers (default)                            :*/
/*::                  'N' is nautical miles                                  :*/
/*::  United States ZIP Code/ Canadian Postal Code databases with latitude & :*/
/*::  longitude are available at http://www.zipcodeworld.com                 :*/
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/*::  For enquiries, please contact hide@address.com                   :*/
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/*::  Official Web site: http://www.zipcodeworld.com                         :*/
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/*::  Hexa Software Development Center © All Rights Reserved 2004            :*/
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function distance($lat1, $lon1, $lat2, $lon2, $unit) { 

  $theta = $lon1 - $lon2; 
  $dist = sin(deg2rad($lat1)) * sin(deg2rad($lat2)) +  cos(deg2rad($lat1)) * cos(deg2rad($lat2)) * cos(deg2rad($theta)); 
  $dist = acos($dist); 
  $dist = rad2deg($dist); 
  $miles = $dist * 60 * 1.1515;
  $unit = strtoupper($unit);

  if ($unit == "K") {
    return ($miles * 1.609344); 
  } else if ($unit == "N") {
      return ($miles * 0.8684);
    } else {
        return $miles;
      }
}

echo distance(32.9697, -96.80322, 29.46786, -98.53506, "M") . " Miles<br>";
echo distance(32.9697, -96.80322, 29.46786, -98.53506, "K") . " Kilometers<br>";
echo distance(32.9697, -96.80322, 29.46786, -98.53506, "N") . " Nautical Miles<br>";

?>
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