Instance Method

distance(from:)

Returns the distance (measured in meters) from the current object's location to the specified location.

Declaration

func distance(from location: CLLocation) -> CLLocationDistance

Parameters

location

The destination location.

Return Value

The distance (in meters) between the two locations.

Discussion

This method measures the distance between the location in the current object and the value in the location parameter. The distance is calculated by tracing a line between the two points that follows the curvature of the Earth, and measuring the length of the resulting arc. The arc is a smooth curve that does not take into account altitude changes between the two locations.