?
Solved

VB.NET finding distance between two addresses

Posted on 2014-02-26
3
Medium Priority
?
2,118 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-02
I'm trying to develop VB.NET application that has two text boxes and one command button. First text box accepts first address (i.e. Ajdovšcina 4, 1513 Ljubljana) and second text box accepts second address (i.e. Trg republike 2, 1520 Ljubljana). When you put both addresses into text boxes and press command button the VB.NET application needs to do the following:
1) Calculate shortest distance (in kilometer) between two addresses provided;
2) Draw the route on the map insight the application where it is possible to do zoom in and zoom out.

To achieve item 1, I found we could use either Google maps API or Bing maps. Currently, I do not know any other solutions (perhaps you do), since I do not have longitude or latitude information for addresses.

Any of your help or suggestions will be more than welcome. Thank you very much.
0
Comment
Question by:JanjaNovak
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Valliappan AN earned 2000 total points
ID: 39891536
There are a number of APIs other than Google APIs and Bing APIs, or MapQuest, these are which seem to be more popular though, or you may go open source.

http://www.creativebloq.com/inspiration/top-seven-alternatives-google-maps-api-7122779
(7 great alternatives to the Google Maps API)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/448534/powerful-net-map-apis
(Powerful Net Map APIs)

Here is some sample code:
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/684735/Allow-Users-to-Zoom-In-On-Any-A
(using goMap plugin)

http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/topic/237176-simple-map-with-zoom-pan-node/
(Some useful links for map)


Here is some libraries /open source for Google Map API:
http://www.ohloh.net/p/gmaps-api-net

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gwt/
(GWT - Google Maps API)

 Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For those of you who don't follow the news, or just happen to live under rocks, Microsoft Research released a beta SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27876) for the Xbox 360 Kinect. If you don't know what a Kinect is (http:…
It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question