Skip to main content

Calculate the geographical distance between 2 points with extreme accuracy.

Project description

Calculate the geographical distance (in kilometers or miles) between 2 points with extreme accuracy.

This library implements Vincenty’s solution to the inverse geodetic problem. It is based on the WGS 84 reference ellipsoid and is accurate to within 1 mm (!) or better.

This formula is widely used in geographic information systems (GIS) and is much more accurate than methods for computing the great-circle distance (which assume a spherical Earth).

Example: distance between Boston and New York City

>>> from vincenty import vincenty
>>> boston = (42.3541165, -71.0693514)
>>> newyork = (40.7791472, -73.9680804)
>>> vincenty(boston, newyork)
298.396057
>>> vincenty(boston, newyork, miles=True)
185.414657

Installation

$ pip install vincenty

Project details


Release history Release notifications

This version
History Node

0.1.4

History Node

0.1.3

History Node

0.1.2

History Node

0.1.1

History Node

0.1.0

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
vincenty-0.1.4.tar.gz (2.8 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None Jan 24, 2016

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ AWS AWS Cloud computing Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page