Node.js module for converting database query results to GeoJSON or TopoJSON
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Convert database query results to GeoJSON or TopoJSON. Inspired by Bryan McBride's PHP-Database-GeoJSON. Works with your database of choice - ideally paired with node-mysql, node-postgres, or mongodb. It is a more flexible version of postgeo and mysql2geojson (both deprecated).

npm install dbgeo
Example Usage
var dbgeo = require('dbgeo')

// Query a database...

dbgeo.parse(data, {
  outputFormat: 'geojson'
}, function(error, result) {
  // This will log a valid GeoJSON FeatureCollection

See test/test.js for more examples.


.parse(data, options, callback)

data (required)

An array of objects, usually results from a database query.

options (optional)

Configuration object that can contain the following keys:

argument description values default value
geometryType Format of input geometry wkb, wkt, geojson, ll wkb
geometryColumn Name of column that contains geometry. If input geometry type is "ll", this is an array in the format ['longitude', 'latitude'] Any string geom
outputFormat Desired output format geojson, topojson geojson
precision Trim the coordinate precision of the output to a given number of digits using geojson-precision Any integer null (will not trim precision)
quantization Value for quantization process, typically specified as powers of ten, see topojson.quantize Any integer greater than one null (no quantization)
callback (required)

A function with two parameters: an error, and a result object.

Examples can be found in test/test.js.


The default options for .parse(). You can set these before using .parse() if you plan to use the same options continuously.