# distance

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### Description

### Syntax

- Syntax:
- param1
**distance**param2 - Parameters:
- param1: Object or Array in format PositionAGL or Position2D
- param2: Object or Array in format PositionAGL or Position2D
- Return Value:
- Number - Distance in meters or 1e10 if distance cannot be calculated

### Alternative Syntax

- Syntax:
- location1
**distance**location2 - Parameters:
- location1: Location or Array in format Position or Position2D
- location2: Location or Array in format Position or Position2D
- Return Value:
- Number - Distance in meters or 1e10 if distance cannot be calculated

### Examples

- Example 1:
`_meters = player distance _object;`

- Example 2:
`_meters = player distance [1,2,3];`

- Example 3:
`_meters = [1,2,3] distance [4,5,6];`

- Example 4:
`_meters = position player distance nearestLocation [position player, "hill"];`

### Additional Information

- See also:
- distanceSqrvectorDistancedistance2D
- Groups:
- Math - Geometry

### Notes

- Posted on Feb 14, 2007 - 12:00
- Sudden Death
- distance to position3D (array) doesnt work with OFP, only objects Armed Assault: position3D (array) and object works
- Posted on Mar 10, 2010 - 12:00
- Rommel
- This returns the map distance, not the vector distance, [0,0,0] distance [0,0,1] can be >1 or <1, not exactly 1; unlike the vector math.
- Posted on Aug 03, 2012 - 10:15
- Igneous01
- If a position in format [x, y, z] is provided for both arguments, distance also checks the z dimension as well. Ie: player distance [0,0,200] will return 200, if the player is at this position at ground/sea level.
- Posted on March 22, 2014
- AgentRev
- When objects are supplied as arguments, distance is calculated from their model center (object modelToWorld [0,0,0]), and not the position returned by getPos/ATL/ASL.

However, this is not relevant for units, as their model center matches their world position.

Categories:

- Scripting Commands
- Introduced with Operation Flashpoint version 1.00
- Operation Flashpoint: New Scripting Commands
- Operation Flashpoint: Scripting Commands
- Command Group: Math - Geometry
- Scripting Commands OFP 1.46
- Scripting Commands OFP 1.96
- Scripting Commands OFP 1.99
- ArmA: Armed Assault: Scripting Commands
- Arma 2: Scripting Commands
- Arma 3: Scripting Commands
- Take On Helicopters: Scripting Commands