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I am new to GIA domain. I am trying to learn new concepts around mapping etc and this is my first app/implementation. I am trying to implement a store locator kind of function.

I am thinking to calculate minimum latitude and longitude for a given geocode and distance. Lets say I have lat: 41.850, lng: -87.650 and distance of 10 miles. is it possible to calculate all possible lat and longitude? and from the resulting values i will find the minimum and maximum lat & long. I am using oracle 11g DB and Java/JavaScript

  • Can you be more specific about the store location function? What are the parameters of "storeLocatorFunction" and what does it return? My guess would be that you want to take a lat/lng and find the closest store correct? – bcollins May 18 '16 at 21:46
  • All possible latitudes or longitudes are both nonsense – FelixIP May 19 '16 at 4:44
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Sounds like you want to use some kdtree. The idea is that you insert your points into a kdtree, and then query it based on some distance from a known point.

If your data is stored in Oracle, then use Oracle's built in spatial capabilities which should offer a radius based search on top of a point geometry type: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B28359_01/appdev.111/b28400/sdo_intro.htm#i880253

If you implementing in JavaScript, I would first check out https://github.com/ubilabs/kd-tree-javascript and their example: http://ubilabs.github.io/kd-tree-javascript/examples/map/

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