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Re: An interesting problem: distance estimating

 [hidden email] wrote: 
>> [hidden email] wrote: 
>>> I've been thinking about an issue: 
>>> How do you estimate the distance between two points? 
>>> We all know that geographical "as the crow flies" calculations are wrong 
>>> with regards to distance of travel. 
>>> We also can not estimate a truly *real* number without knowing the 
>>> actual 
>>> rout and roads taken. 
>>> 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. 

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