Zend Soap Client errors

For those of you getting this error

Uncaught SoapFault exception: [SOAP-ENV:Client] Operation ” is not defined in the WSDL for this service

When using Zend framework’s soap client component, be sure to specifically set your soap_version to either SOAP_1_1 or SOAP_1_2. I hope this hopes someone else out in the future since Zend has not made any official comment as to whether they are going to fix this or not.

FYI the Zend bug is here:

http://framework.zend.com/issues/browse/ZF-8165

Calculating distance using lat/long PHP

Interested in calculating the distance between latitude and longitude using PHP or MySQL? After doing a bit of research on the web, I was able to find the PHP solution that I was looking for. At first I was looking at how to calculate the distance for between a latitude and longitude point mathematically, but then tried to find out if anyone else had a solution that implemented PHP or MySQL that I could reuse.

Have a look at the solution below and let me know if you have any questions.

PHP:
function getDistanceBetweenPointsNew($latitude1, $longitude1, $latitude2, $longitude2, $unit = 'Mi') {
$theta = $longitude1 - $longitude2;
$distance = (sin(deg2rad($latitude1)) * sin(deg2rad($latitude2))) +
(cos(deg2rad($latitude1)) * cos(deg2rad($latitude2)) *
cos(deg2rad($theta)));
$distance = acos($distance);
$distance = rad2deg($distance);
$distance = $distance * 60 * 1.1515;
switch($unit) {
case ‘Mi’: break;
case ‘Km’ : $distance = $distance * 1.609344;
}return (round($distance,2));
}

MySQL:

$qry = "SELECT *,(((acos(sin((".$latitude."*pi()/180)) * sin((`Latitude`*pi()/180))+cos((".$latitude."*pi()/180)) * cos((`Latitude`*pi()/180)) * cos(((".$longitude."- `Longitude`)*pi()/180))))*180/pi())*60*1.1515) as distance FROM `MyTable` WHERE distance <= ".$distance."

I would like to contribute this solution to the author of The marketing technology blog thanks!