function in javascript but easy to transport.
function distance(lat1,lon1,lat2,lon2) {
var R = 6371; // km (change this constant to get miles)
var dLat = (lat2-lat1) * Math.PI / 180;
var dLon = (lon2-lon1) * Math.PI / 180;
var a = Math.sin(dLat/2) * Math.sin(dLat/2) +
Math.cos(lat1 * Math.PI / 180 ) * Math.cos(lat2 * Math.PI / 180 ) *
Math.sin(dLon/2) * Math.sin(dLon/2);
var c = 2 * Math.atan2(Math.sqrt(a), Math.sqrt(1-a));
var d = R * c;
if (d>1) return Math.round(d)+"km";
else if (d<=1) return Math.round(d*1000)+"m";
return d;
}