GetDistanceTo Method
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GeoCoordinate.GetDistanceTo Method (GeoCoordinate)

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Returns the distance between the latitude and longitude coordinates that are specified by this GeoCoordinate and another specified GeoCoordinate.

Namespace:   System.Device.Location
Assembly:  System.Device (in System.Device.dll)

public double GetDistanceTo(
	GeoCoordinate other
)

Parameters

other
Type: System.Device.Location.GeoCoordinate

The GeoCoordinate for the location to calculate the distance to.

Return Value

Type: System.Double

The distance between the two coordinates, in meters.

The Haversine formula is used to calculate the distance. The Haversine formula accounts for the curvature of the earth, but assumes a spherical earth rather than an ellipsoid. For long distances, the Haversine formula introduces an error of less than 0.1 percent.

Altitude is not used to calculate the distance.

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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