Calculates distance between two geographical positions in lat/long format
Updated 11 Mar 2012

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Calculates distance in km between two points given in decimal degrees latitude and longitude. Calculation can be great circle distance (smallest distance along the surface of a sphere) or Cartesian distance (planar approximation for smaller distances).
Input can be as scalars or arrays, as long as dimensions are identical for all four coordinates.

The function is based on the pos2dist function submitted by Langqui Sun, modified to allow arrays as input.

Cite As

Jakob Tougaard (2024). posdist (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35562-posdist), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: pos2dist

Inspired: pathdist

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