Calculating distance

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  • #20822
    aksell
    Participant

    How is the plugin calculating distance?
    Is it according to the air distance from the user’s location?
    I have a list of POIs and they all appear to show a very different distance than the actual distance I get when I click Get directions.

    Example:
    I see one POI shows up as 3.7 km from my location, but when I open Get directions, it shows 7.6 km from my location by car.
    If I do a km to miles conversion it shows up as 4.72 miles.

    Another POI shows up as 98.8 km from my location, but when I open Get directions, it shows as 224 km from my location by car.
    Which by the way is 139 miles.

    That is a big discrepancy between the distance shown and the actual distance, which makes me not want to show that distance.
    I am using the Pro version of MapPress.

    #20823
    Chris
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Distance is calculated straight-line. It’s intended only for giving a rough idea of distance from center point, like some store locators, not for accurately displaying driving/biking/walking distance.

    If that doesn’t suit your needs, you may disable it.

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