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From "Yonik Seeley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (SOLR-2125) Spatial filter is not accurate
Date Tue, 21 Sep 2010 01:45:34 GMT

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Yonik Seeley commented on SOLR-2125:
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Bill, I found two online distance calculators that both give the distance between the points
you provided as 196km.
http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html
http://www.es.flinders.edu.au/~mattom/Utilities/distance.html

Now... the distance of 280km you provided should certainly still encompass that, so we still
have a bug anyway.

> Spatial filter is not accurate
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-2125
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-2125
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Build
>    Affects Versions: 1.5
>            Reporter: Bill Bell
>
> The calculations of distance appears to be off.
> Note: "The radius of the sphere to be used when calculating distances on a sphere (i.e.
haversine). Default is the Earth's mean radius in kilometers (see org.apache.solr.search.function.distance.Constants.EARTH_MEAN_RADIUS_KM)
which is set to 3,958.761458084784856. Most applications will not need to set this."
> The radius of the earth in KM is  6371.009 km (≈3958.761 mi).
> Also filtering distance appears to be off - example data:
> 45.17614,-93.87341 to 44.9369054,-91.3929348 Approx 137 miles Google. 169 miles = 220
kilometers
> http://....../solr/select?fl=*,score&start=0&rows=10&q={!sfilt%20fl=store_lat_lon}&qt=standard&pt=44.9369054,-91.3929348&d=280&sort=dist(2,store,vector(44.9369054,-91.3929348))
asc 
> Nothing shows. d=285 shows results. This is off by a lot.
> Bill

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