Find Zip Codes Within Driving Distance Using Google Maps API
Posted on 2009-05-16
Has anyone seen or written a script, either application layer or possible running directly inside of sql server, which uses a starting zip code and then finds all the zip codes that are a specific DRIVING DISTANCE (not great-circle or crow flys) from iit, utilizing google maps api?
I have a client and she is not satisfied with the great-circle search we have provided for her to query all leads within a specific distance of a zip code. Her complaint (which has validity) is that the radius distance and actual driving distances are completely different and in her case the driving distance is the most important aspect.