LatitudeZERo is a free FileMaker Developer Tool that lets you calculate distances between latitude and longitude coordinates right from within FileMaker.
So what can you do with LatitudeZERO?
Calculate the distance between ZIP / postal codes – (requires geocoded data)
Calculate the distance between coordinates – (anywhere in the world)
Show a list of customers within a certain radius
Show the closest sales rep to minimise travel time
and more …
So what exactly is LatitudeZERO?
LatitudeZERO is a set of FileMaker custom functions that you can easily incorporate into your own FileMaker solutions. The custom functions let you do a number of tasks such as calculate distances between two coordinates, determine if a coordinate is within or outside of a certain radius, convert distances to miles, kilometres or nautical miles, calculate the bearing between two points.
LatitudeZERO does not come with any ZIP / postal geocoded data. You will need to source your own data provider. Your best bet will be to contact your local postal service provider – they should be able to point you in the right direction.
LatitudeZERO works with FileMaker Pro 12 or greater. In order to add the Custom Functions to your own FileMaker solutions, you will need FileMaker Pro Advanced..
LatitudeZERO is provided as is free of charge, therefore we do not provide free support for the product. If you need assistance, please note that it will be a paid consultation. To arrange a consultation, please contact us.
LatitudeZERO is licensed under a MIT License. Basically, you can do what ever you like with it. There are no restrictions whatsoever.
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