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Q: linear distance between two addresses ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: linear distance between two addresses
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: cherylnrocky-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 16 Jul 2004 22:18 PDT
Expires: 15 Aug 2004 22:18 PDT
Question ID: 375269
I have a 25 mile radius from my residence.  I have coordinates for two different
addresses and I want to know the LINEAR distance between the two.  The
first address is 9818 Elder Avenue, Hanford, CA  93230.  The latitude
and longitude coordinates for this address are:  Lat:  36:23:12N,
Longitude:  119:38:01W.
The second address is the Fresno Coin Gallery at 4616 North Blackstone
Ave., Fresno, CA  93726.  The latitude and longitude coordinates for
this address are:
Lat:  36:48:08N   Long: 119:47:26W.  Can you tell me if I have gone
over my 25 mile radius in traveling from address one to address two? 
If so, what is the exact linear miles.
Subject: Re: linear distance between two addresses
Answered By: aceresearcher-ga on 16 Jul 2004 22:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings, Cheryl and Rocky!

Yes, you have gone over your 25-mile radius, but only just.

The distance between these two points is 29.98 linear miles, 26.05
nautical miles, or 48.25 kilometers.

You can determine this by plugging your coordinates into the USDA site
"Surface Distance Between Two Points of Latitude and Longitude"

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Clarification of Answer by aceresearcher-ga on 19 Dec 2006 13:40 PST
Hello again!

Here are some additional interesting resources for calculating the
distance between two points ("as the crow flies"):

From the Computer Support Group Network:
Flying Distances Between World Airports

Calculated Aviation Distances Between Longitude And Latitude Points

From Convert It:

Discount Air Fares' distance calculators

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calculator OR calculate OR determine "linear distance" OR "linear
distances" OR "flying distance" OR "flying distances" OR "as the crow

cherylnrocky-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for all the information you provided.  It was very helpful.

Subject: Re: linear distance between two addresses
From: trebek9-ga on 17 Jul 2004 22:23 PDT
Here's a URL that in theory gives you a map showing the 25 mile radius:

This is from the Great Circle Mapper site ( which
of course is more suitable for larger distances than 25 miles. It
would be useful if sites like and had this
feature of mapping all points within a given distance from a given

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