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See here www.merriampark.com/ld.htm for information about the algorithm. This page has a link (http://www.merriampark.com/ldtsql.htm) to a T-SQL implementation by Joseph Gama: unfortunately, that function doesn't work. There is a debugged version in the also-referenced package of TSQL functions (http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=502&lngWId=5), but this still has the fundamental problem that it only works on pairs of strings up to 49 characters.

CREATE FUNCTION edit_distance(@s1 nvarchar(3999), @s2 nvarchar(3999))
DECLARE @s1_len int, @s2_len int, @i int, @j int, @s1_char nchar, @c int, @c_temp int,
@cv0 varbinary(8000), @cv1 varbinary(8000)
SELECT @s1_len = LEN(@s1), @s2_len = LEN(@s2), @cv1 = 0x0000, @j = 1, @i = 1, @c = 0
WHILE @j <= @s2_len
SELECT @cv1 = @cv1 + CAST(@j AS binary(2)), @j = @j + 1
WHILE @i <= @s1_len
SELECT @s1_char = SUBSTRING(@s1, @i, 1), @c = @i, @cv0 = CAST(@i AS binary(2)), @j = 1
WHILE @j <= @s2_len
SET @c = @c + 1
SET @c_temp = CAST(SUBSTRING(@cv1, @j+@j-1, 2) AS int) +
CASE WHEN @s1_char = SUBSTRING(@s2, @j, 1) THEN 0 ELSE 1 END
IF @c > @c_temp SET @c = @c_temp
SET @c_temp = CAST(SUBSTRING(@cv1, @j+@j+1, 2) AS int)+1
IF @c > @c_temp SET @c = @c_temp
SELECT @cv0 = @cv0 + CAST(@c AS binary(2)), @j = @j + 1
SELECT @cv1 = @cv0, @i = @i + 1

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I hope I was enough clear with my poor english.
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Code Snippetcreate function dbo.Distance( @lat1 float , @long1 float , @lat2 float , @long2 float)
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@Latitude2 float,
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