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Distance Between 2 Points of Latitude and Longitude

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How can I measure the distance between 2 customers. For example, One customer is at Point A with Latitude  of 42.91 and Longitude of -77.70 and the other is at Point B with Latitude of 42.09 and Longitude of -80.12.

I am using SqlServer 2012.


The data resides in my table in the following manner:

Customer    Lat (float)    Long (float)
1                   42.91             -77.70
2                   42.09              -80.12
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DECLARE @a geography = geography::Point(42.91, -77.70, 4326)
DECLARE @b geography = geography::Point(42.09, -80.12, 4326)

SELECT @a.STDistance(@b)



SRID of 4326 will cause the results to be returned in meters

218773.342240962



or, in the form of a query...


select geography::Point(a.lat, a.long, 4326).STDistance(geography::Point(b.lat,b.long,4326))  from yourtable a, yourtable b
where a.customer = 1
and b.customer = 2;
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by:nirajkrishna
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Awesome answer! And very nice job including the TSql. I am a bit of a newb and your answer was perfect!
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