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Determine distance from zip code?

Chris Dunning

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This is somewhat related, trust me. :)


I've been asked to develop a system for osCommerce that would determine the distance from the store to the customer (in general terms) based on his zip code. I would also need to find all of the stores (there are several) within an X mile radius of the customer.


Has anyone set up something like this before?

Chris Dunning

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I have played with the kind of database table required - for the USA it had over 70,000 rows, including latitude and longitude (used for locating) - I think it far easier to use a shipping module that queries an external source (eg. Fedex) to locate the customer.





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