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Archived:Calculating the distance between two locations in Flash Lite

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This code snippet demonstrates how to calculate the distance between two locations using the Location Platform Service for Flash Lite supported from S60 5th Edition onwards.

Article Metadata
Code ExampleTested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition and later
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: Service.Location, location.Calculate()
Created: User:Nokia Developer KB (26 Jan 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (14 May 2013)



// Import Platform Service Interface
// Heading of the application
heading_txt.text = "Calculate Distance";
// Create new Service object which has location data
var location = new Service("Service.Location", "ILocation");
// Define source distance
var sourceDistance = {Longitude:1, Latitude:0.49, Altitude:0.5};
var startPoint:String = new String("Longitude:1, Latitude:0.49, Altitude:0.5");
// Define destination distance
var destinationDistance = {Longitude:1, Latitude:0.5, Altitude:0.5};
var destinationPoint:String =
new String("Longitude:1, Latitude:0.5, Altitude:0.5");
// Define input parameters
var inParams = {
MathRequest:"FindDistance", DistanceParamSource:sourceDistance,
// Define result value
var outParams = location.Calculate(inParams);
// Check if calculate success
if (outParams.ErrorCode == 0) {
var distance = outParams.ReturnValue;
text_txt.text += "Distance: "+distance+"\r\r";
text_txt.text += "from:\r"+startPoint+"\r\r";
text_txt.text += "to:\r"+destinationPoint;
} else {
var errorId = outParam.ErrorCode;
text_txt.text += "Error: "+errorId;


The distance between the source and destination is displayed.

Example application

The following sample application has been tested in Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (S60 5th Edition, Flash Lite 3.0): File:FlashLite Calculating The

See also

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