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In this tutorial, we will learn how to calculate the distance between two geo-locations in MySQL.

First of all, we need to create a table with the latitude and longitude columns.

Now we insert some data into the table. We can use a simple INSERT statement with coordinates or use a GeoJSON file or MySQL

In this tutorial, we will learn how to calculate the distance between two geo location in MySQL.

First of all, we need to create a table with the latitude and longitude columns.

Now we insert some data into the table. We can use a simple INSERT statement with coordinates or use a GeoJSON file.

After inserting the data, we will select all the rows from this table and calculate the distance between them.

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After inserting the data, we will select all the rows from this table and calculate the distance between them.

Calculate Distance in PHP MySQL between 2 Geo Locations. Geolocation serves in a multitude of contexts. In this internet era, everything is on a single palm. Various technology uses various methods to get geolocations and distances between two locations.

We are going to use PHP MySQL as technology to calculate the distance between two geo coordinates.

## How can I Calculate Distance in PHP MySQL?

### Using MySQL Query

So, I have a table `geo_cord`

containing two fields `latitude`

and `longitude`

and I need to calculate the user input `distance`

in km with another user inputs `user_latitude`

and `user_longitude`

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Well! we need to write a query:

We need to find all results from Database within user input distance

```
$distance = 50; // user input distance
$user_latitude = '26.826999'; // user input latitude
$user_longitude = '-158.265114'; // user input logtitude
$sql = "SELECT ROUND(6371 * acos (cos ( radians($user_latitude) ) * cos( radians( latitude ) ) * cos( radians( longitude ) - radians($user_longitude) ) + sin ( radians($user_latitude) ) * sin( radians( latitude ) ))) AS distance,geo_cord.* FROM geo_cord HAVING distance <= $distance";
```

- To convert to miles, multiply by 3971.
- To convert to kilometers, multiply by 6373.
- To convert to meters, multiply by 6373000.
- To convert to feet, multiply by (3971 * 5280) 20914080.

There are other methods to achieve the same result, but I prefer this simple method with less coding and quick result.

### Using PHP

I have found a formula in Wikipedia Haversine formula which determines the great-circle distance between two points on a sphere given their longitudes and latitudes.

So it also gives results:

```
function distance($latitude1, $longitude1, $latitude2, $longitude2) {
$pi80 = M_PI / 180;
$lat1 *= $pi80;
$lon1 *= $pi80;
$lat2 *= $pi80;
$lon2 *= $pi80;
$r = 6372.797; // radius of Earth in km 6371
$dlat = $lat2 - $lat1;
$dlon = $lon2 - $lon1;
$a = sin($dlat / 2) * sin($dlat / 2) + cos($lat1) * cos($lat2) * sin($dlon / 2) * sin($dlon / 2);
$c = 2 * atan2(sqrt($a), sqrt(1 - $a));
$km = $r * $c;
return round($km);
}
```

### Conclusion

There are simple methods to achieve complex challenges. We just need to convert all challenges into opportunities. 😋

NOTE: *NOTE: The map image is only for example purposes. It is not actual output.*