great_circle_distance2 1.0.1+1

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Calculate the great-circle distance between two points (having Latitude,Longitude) on the surface of Earth You can get the distance using the Spherical law of cosines, Haversine formula or Vincenty`s formula

The great-circle distance is the shortest distance between two points on the surface of a sphere

Great-circle distance (drawn in red) between two points on a sphere

A diagram illustrating great-circle distance (drawn in red) between two points on a sphere, P and Q. Two antipodal points, u and v, are also depicted.

By CheCheDaWaff (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Included in this library:

  • Spherical law of cosines
  • Haversine formula
  • Vincenty` formula (por from the Android implementation)

Disclaimer: The earth is not quite a sphere. This means that errors(0.3%,0.5% errors) from assuming spherical geometry might be considerable depending on the points; so: don't trust your life on this value

Usage example:

final lat1 = 41.139129;
final lon1 = 1.402244;

final lat2 = 41.139074;
final lon2 = 1.402315;

var gcd = new GreatCircleDistance.fromDegrees(latitude1: lat1, longitude1: lon1, latitude2: lat2, longitude2: lon2);

print('Distance from location 1 to 2 using the Haversine formula is: ${gcd.haversineDistance()}');
print('Distance from location 1 to 2 using the Spherical Law of Cosines is: ${gcd.sphericalLawOfCosinesDistance()}');
print('Distance from location 1 to 2 using the Vicenty`s formula is: ${gcd.vincentyDistance()}');

Check Wikipedia for detailed description on Great-circle distance

Changelog #

0.0.1 #

  • Initial version for the great-circle distance (Spherical law of cosines, Haversine formula and Vincenty` formula)

0.0.2 #

  • Minor update to sample code

0.0.3 #

  • Add an usage example the the README

0.0.5 #

  • Update descriptions

0.0.6 #

  • Minor test update, added travis integration

1.0.0 #

Added coordinates validation. A coordinate is considered invalid if it meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Its latitude is greater than 90 degrees or less than -90 degrees.
  • Its longitude is greater than 180 degrees or less than -180 degrees.

see Decimal degrees

1.0.1 #

Remove upper bound Dart SDK constraint

thanks to @bramvbilsen for pointing it out and for the PR

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  great_circle_distance2: ^1.0.1+1

2. Install it

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$ pub get

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$ flutter pub get

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3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:great_circle_distance2/great_circle_distance2.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Dec 9, 2019, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.6.1
  • pana: 0.12.21

Health suggestions

Fix lib/src/great_circle_distance_base.dart. (-1.99 points)

Analysis of lib/src/great_circle_distance_base.dart reported 4 hints:

line 91 col 7: DO use curly braces for all flow control structures.

line 91 col 13: Unnecessary new keyword.

line 95 col 7: DO use curly braces for all flow control structures.

line 95 col 13: Unnecessary new keyword.

Format lib/src/formula/harvesine.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/src/formula/harvesine.dart.

Format lib/src/formula/spherical_lawofcosines.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/src/formula/spherical_lawofcosines.dart.

Format lib/src/formula/vincenty.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/src/formula/vincenty.dart.

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Maintain an example.

None of the files in the package's example/ directory matches known example patterns.

Common filename patterns include main.dart, example.dart, and great_circle_distance2.dart. Packages with multiple examples should provide example/

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Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.0.0 <3.0.0
Dev dependencies
test ^1.6.5