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From "Robert Muir (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LUCENE-7123) deduplicate/cleanup spatial distance
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:53:25 GMT


Robert Muir resolved LUCENE-7123.
       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: 6.0

> deduplicate/cleanup spatial distance
> ------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-7123
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Robert Muir
>             Fix For: master, 6.0
>         Attachments: LUCENE-7123.patch, LUCENE-7123.patch
> Currently there is a bit of a mess here: SloppyMath.haversin is slightly different from
GeoDistanceUtils.haversin, the latter is actually slightly faster and uses a simple fixed
earth diameter (which makes calculations easier too).
> But one of these returns meters, the other kilometers. Furthermore lucene/spatial now
uses some sin/tan functions that were added to sloppymath with some accuracy guarantees (which
are untested, and not quite correct). Lucene/spatial queries also inconsistently mix the two
different functions together for various purposes and this just causes headaches. Its tests
did this recently too.
> We need to clean this up, otherwise users will be confused. E.G. they will see different
results from expressions than from queries and not understand.

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