# Python | Calculate Distance between two places using Geopy

GeoPy is a Python library that makes geographical calculations easier for the users. In this article, we will see how to calculate the distance between 2 points on the earth in two ways.

**How to Install GeoPy ?**

pip install geopy

**Geodesic Distance:**

It is the length of the shortest path between 2 points on **any surface**. In our case, the surface is the earth. Below program illustrates how to calculate geodesic distance from latitude-longitude data.

`# Importing the geodesic module from the library` `from` `geopy.distance ` `import` `geodesic` ` ` `# Loading the lat-long data for Kolkata & Delhi` `kolkata ` `=` `(` `22.5726` `, ` `88.3639` `)` `delhi ` `=` `(` `28.7041` `, ` `77.1025` `)` ` ` `# Print the distance calculated in km` `print` `(geodesic(kolkata, delhi).km)` |

**Output:**

1318.13891581683

**Great Circle Distance:**

It is the length of the shortest path between 2 points on a **sphere**. In this case, the earth is assumed to be a perfect sphere. Below program illustrates how to calculate great-circle distance from latitude-longitude data.

`# Importing the great_circle module from the library` `from` `geopy.distance ` `import` `great_circle` ` ` `# Loading the lat-long data for Kolkata & Delhi` `kolkata ` `=` `(` `22.5726` `, ` `88.3639` `)` `delhi ` `=` `(` `28.7041` `, ` `77.1025` `)` ` ` `# Print the distance calculated in km` `print` `(great_circle(kolkata, delhi).km)` |

**Output:**

1317.7554645657162

Reference: https://geopy.readthedocs.io/en/stable/

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