# Calculating the distance between two locations in Symbian Web Runtime

This code snippet demonstrates how to calculate the distance between two locations on Symbian Web Runtime using the Location Service API.

Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Compatibility
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition

Article
Keywords: device.getServiceObject(), Service.Location, Service.Location.GetLocation(), Service.Location.Calculate()
Created: User:Nokia Developer KB (17 Nov 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (05 Oct 2012)

## Source: widget.xhtml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
<script type="text/javascript" src="script/script.js" />
<title>WRT Application</title>
<body>
<div id="bodyContent" class="bodyContent">
<input type="button" value="Display distance"
onclick="displayDistance();" />
</div>
</body>
</html>

## Source: script.js

var serviceObj = null;
var distanceCriteria = null;

// Initializes the widget
function init() {
// Obtain the Location service object
try {
serviceObj = device.getServiceObject("Service.Location", "ILocation");
} catch (ex) {
return;
}

// Initialize the criteria for the service object
criteria = new Object();
criteria.LocationInformationClass = "BasicLocationInformation";

distanceCriteria = new Object();
distanceCriteria.MathRequest = "FindDistance";
}

function displayDistance() {
if (serviceObj == null) {
alert("Service object has not been initialized.");
return;
}

// Obtain the location information (asynchronous)
try {
var result = serviceObj.ILocation.GetLocation(criteria,
} catch (ex) {
return;
}
}

// Called when the location data has been obtained
// On error situation, display the error message
if (eventCode == 4) {
alert("Error " + result.ErrorCode + ": " + result.ErrorMessage);
return;
}

// The source location is where the device now is
var srcLocation = new Object();
srcLocation.Latitude = result.ReturnValue.Latitude;
srcLocation.Longitude = result.ReturnValue.Longitude;
srcLocation.Altitude = result.ReturnValue.Altitude;

// The destination location is initialized to specific coordinates
var destLocation = new Object();
destLocation.Latitude = 61.0;
destLocation.Longitude = 24.0;
destLocation.Altitude = 0;

// Calculate the distance between the source and the destination
var distance = calculateDistance(srcLocation, destLocation);
// Display the distance rounded to two decimals
}

// Calculates the distance from the source location to the destination location
function calculateDistance(srcLocation, destLocation) {
var distance = 0.0;
distanceCriteria.DistanceParamSource = srcLocation;
distanceCriteria.DistanceParamDestination = destLocation;
try {
var distResult = serviceObj.ILocation.Calculate(distanceCriteria);
distance = distResult.ReturnValue;
} catch (ex) {
distance = undefined;
}
return distance;
}

## Postconditions

The distance between two locations is displayed.