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CLLocationDistance converted from Meters to KM/Miles etc

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by BNZ1, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Hi Guys,

    First off, sorry for asking this if it is as simple as I think it should be..... I was trying really hard to not use the forums on my first app but my time has come.

    Basically I have a database of locations and I am calculating the distance to them to organise them by relative closeness. When I do the CLLocationDistance.... command I get a float value returned in meters - e.g. 111125.113474. I want to convert this to KM (divide by 1000) but for the life of me can not work out how to do this!!!

    CLLocationDistance distance = [objectLocation getDistanceFrom:currentLocation];
    NSString *distanceString = [NSString stringWithFormat"@"%f", distance];

    This code happily gives me a string with the value 111125.113474 but I cannot work out how to manipulate this string.

    Thank you for your help!! ;)
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Divide by 1000 first, then convert to a string?
  3. macrumors regular

    Come here, I am going to kiss you :eek:


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