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ST_WGS84_DISTANCE

Calculates the distance between two WKT formatted points in meters in the WGS84 projection

Syntax

ST_WGS84_DISTANCE(first, second)

Arguments

Name
Type
Description
Default Value
first
string
A WKT formatted Longitude Latitude point
second
string
A WKT formatted Longitude Latitude point

Returns

double

Examples

first
second
Output
'POINT (152.352298 -24.875975)'
'POINT (151.960336 -24.993289)'
41667.7298657432

Transformation job example

SQL

CREATE JOB function_operator_example
ADD_MISSING_COLUMNS = true
AS INSERT INTO default_glue_catalog.upsolver_samples.orders_transformed_data MAP_COLUMNS_BY_NAME
SELECT first, second,
ST_WGS84_DISTANCE(first, second) AS Output
FROM default_glue_catalog.upsolver_samples.orders_raw_data
LET first = 'POINT (152.352298 -24.875975)',
second = 'POINT (151.960336 -24.993289)'
WHERE time_filter()
LIMIT 1;

Query result

first
second
Output
'POINT (152.352298 -24.875975)'
'POINT (151.960336 -24.993289)'
41667.7298657432