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*Subject*: Re: An interesting problem: distance estimating*From*: "markw-4" <user=5@nabble.blu.org>*Date*: Thu Jan 3 11:20:43 2008

> On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 10:16:09AM -0500, [hidden email] wrote: >> > [hidden email] wrote: >> >> I've been thinking about an issue: >> >> So, what do you think would be a practical algorithm for estimating >> >> distance? >> > >> > Use google maps' web services api ;-) >> >> That would be "easier" in a sense, but not the best solution for a high >> volume web site. > > So adjust to suit your intuition: > > - for x > 250 miles, return x > - for 100 < x < 250 miles, return 1.05 * x > - for 10 < x < 100 miles, return 1.1 * x > - for x < 10 miles, return 1.3 * x

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