[thelist] ?? How To: Search Zip Codes within x Miles ??

Casey Crookston caseyc at IntelliSoftmn.com
Fri Jan 19 09:13:20 CST 2007

I should have been more clear.  We will have a database of several
hundred thousand businesses across the nation, all within a certain
industry.  A column in the database will be zip code.

On the website, a user will enter their zip code ina text box and choose
the distance from a drop down menue. We will return all the businesses
that fall within that distance.

I am guessing there is a third party tool or, better yet, a web service
that will assist in this process.  I have found a few things via Google
that come close, but nothing that nails this need exactly.

Anyone had experiecne with this, or know where to look?

Thanks, Casey

-----Original Message----
We've all seen the tools that allow you to search for a business within
10, 50, 100, 500 miles of a given zip code.  Can anyone point me in the
direction of how this is done?  We have not yet determined if the site
will be in PHP or .NET, so we are open to all suggestions. 

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