It’s called the Haversine formula and I found it on stack overflow when looking to show a user’s distance from a given store location. Since I had both latitude and longitude for both you can make the calculation with this sweet little formula, I made some modifications for easier use. P1 and P2 are each objects that have a `lat`

and `lng`

key, I also returned miles since that was the use case I had at the time.

```
//
var getDistance = function(p1, p2) {
var rad = function(x) {
return x * Math.PI / 180;
};
var R = 6378137; // Earth’s mean radius in meter
var dLat = rad(p2.lat - p1.lat);
var dLong = rad(p2.lng - p1.lng);
var a = Math.sin(dLat / 2) * Math.sin(dLat / 2) +
Math.cos(rad(p1.lat)) * Math.cos(rad(p2.lat)) *
Math.sin(dLong / 2) * Math.sin(dLong / 2);
var c = 2 * Math.atan2(Math.sqrt(a), Math.sqrt(1 - a));
var d = R * c; // distance in meters
var mi = d / 1609.344; // convert to miles
return mi; // return miles
};
```

Here is the original stack overflow article: javascript - Calculate distance between two points in google maps V3 - Stack Overflow.