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Geospatial Functions

HAVERSINE

Calculates the great circle distance in kilometers between two points on the Earth’s surface, using the Haversine formula. The two points are specified by their latitude and longitude in degrees.

Note

Snowflake recommends using the ST_DISTANCE function instead.

Syntax

HAVERSINE( lat1, lon1, lat2, lon2 )
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Examples

The following example returns the geospatial distance in kilometers between New York and Los Angeles:

SELECT HAVERSINE(40.7127, -74.0059, 34.0500, -118.2500);
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| HAVERSINE(40.7127, -74.0059, 34.0500, -118.2500) |
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|                                   3936.385096389 |
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