It has always irked me that
System.Device.Location.GeoCoordinate was never included in any portable class library profiles. I mean, it’s a type that is used all the freaking time when doing any form of mobile development involving mapping or location services. There’s a open ticket on UserVoice requesting for it to be implemented, but until that happens pretty much every Xamarin/UWP developer out there is copy and pasting their own implementation/interpretation of the class between their applications.
Enough of this madness, today I’m releasing a 1:1 exact API compliant implementation and which will be supported until MSFT sees it fit to include the type by default. The thoery is if you take this package as a dependency, when/if MSFT embeds the type you will be able to uninstall the library and everything will still work after deleting all of the
using GeoCoordinatePortable; references.
Installation is done via NuGet:
PM> Install-Package GeoCoordinate
GeoCoordinate pin1 = new GeoCoordinate(lat, lng); GeoCoordinate pin2 = new GeoCoordinate(lat, lng); double distanceBetween = pin1.GetDistanceTo(pin2);
For more examples, refer to the MSDN reference documentation over at: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.device.location.geocoordinate(v=vs.110).aspx