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Geolib v2.0.15

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Library to provide basic geospatial operations like distance calculation, conversion of decimal coordinates to sexagesimal and vice versa, etc.

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Methods

geolib.getDistance(object start, object end[, int accuracy])

Calculates the distance between two geo coordinates

Takes 2 or 3 arguments. First 2 arguments must be objects that each have latitude and longitude properties (e.g. {latitude: 52.518611, longitude: 13.408056}). Coordinates can be in sexagesimal or decimal format. 3rd argument is accuracy (in meters). So a calculated distance of 1248 meters with an accuracy of 100 is returned as 1200 (accuracy 10 = 1250 etc.).

Return value is always an integer and represents the distance in meters.

Examples

geolib.getDistance(
    {latitude: 51.5103, longitude: 7.49347},
    {latitude: "51° 31' N", longitude: "7° 28' E"}
);
geolib.getDistance(
    {latitude: 51.5103, longitude: 7.49347},
    {latitude: "51° 31' N", longitude: "7° 28' E"}
);

// Working with W3C Geolocation API
navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(
    function(position) {
        alert('You are ' + geolib.getDistance(position.coords, {
            latitude: 51.525,
            longitude: 7.4575
        }) + ' meters away from 51.525, 7.4575');
    },
    function() {
        alert('Position could not be determined.')
    },
    {
        enableHighAccuracy: true
    }
);

geolib.getCenter(array coords)

Calculates the geographical center of all points in a collection of geo coordinates

Takes an object or array of coordinates and calculates the center of it.

Returns an object: {"latitude": centerLat, "longitude": centerLng, "distance": diagonalDistance}

Examples

var spots = {
    "Brandenburg Gate, Berlin": {latitude: 52.516272, longitude: 13.377722},
    "Dortmund U-Tower": {latitude: 51.515, longitude: 7.453619},
    "London Eye": {latitude: 51.503333, longitude: -0.119722},
    "Kremlin, Moscow": {latitude: 55.751667, longitude: 37.617778},
    "Eiffel Tower, Paris": {latitude: 48.8583, longitude: 2.2945},
    "Riksdag building, Stockholm": {latitude: 59.3275, longitude: 18.0675},
    "Royal Palace, Oslo": {latitude: 59.916911, longitude: 10.727567}
}

geolib.getCenter(spots);

geolib.getCenter([
    {latitude: 52.516272, longitude: 13.377722},
    {latitude: 51.515, longitude: 7.453619},
    {latitude: 51.503333, longitude: -0.119722}
]);

geolib.isPointInside(object latlng, array coords)

Checks whether a point is inside of a polygon or not. Note: the polygon coords must be in correct order!

Returns true or false

Example

geolib.isPointInside(
    {latitude: 51.5125, longitude: 7.485},
    [
        {latitude: 51.50, longitude: 7.40},
        {latitude: 51.555, longitude: 7.40},
        {latitude: 51.555, longitude: 7.625},
        {latitude: 51.5125, longitude: 7.625}
    ]
); // -> true

geolib.isPointInCircle(object latlng, object center, integer radius)

Similar to is point inside: checks whether a point is inside of a circle or not. Returns true or false

Example

// checks if 51.525, 7.4575 is within a radius of 5km from 51.5175, 7.4678
geolib.isPointInCircle(
    {latitude: 51.525, longitude: 7.4575},
    {latitude: 51.5175, longitude: 7.4678},
    5000
);

geolib.orderByDistance(object latlng, mixed coords)

Sorts an object or array of coords by distance from a reference coordinate Returns a sorted array [{latitude: x, longitude: y, distance: z, key: property}]

Examples

// coords array
geolib.orderByDistance({latitude: 51.515, longitude: 7.453619}, [
    {latitude: 52.516272, longitude: 13.377722},
    {latitude: 51.518, longitude: 7.45425},
    {latitude: 51.503333, longitude: -0.119722}
]);

// coords object
geolib.orderByDistance({latitude: 51.515, longitude: 7.453619}, {
    a: {latitude: 52.516272, longitude: 13.377722},
    b: {latitude: 51.518, longitude: 7.45425},
    c: {latitude: 51.503333, longitude: -0.119722}
});

geolib.findNearest(object latlng, mixed coords[[, int offset], int limit])

Finds the nearest coordinate to a reference coordinate.

Examples

var spots = {
    "Brandenburg Gate, Berlin": {latitude: 52.516272, longitude: 13.377722},
    "Dortmund U-Tower": {latitude: 51.515, longitude: 7.453619},
    "London Eye": {latitude: 51.503333, longitude: -0.119722},
    "Kremlin, Moscow": {latitude: 55.751667, longitude: 37.617778},
    "Eiffel Tower, Paris": {latitude: 48.8583, longitude: 2.2945},
    "Riksdag building, Stockholm": {latitude: 59.3275, longitude: 18.0675},
    "Royal Palace, Oslo": {latitude: 59.916911, longitude: 10.727567}
}

// in this case set offset to 1 otherwise the nearest point will always be your reference point
geolib.findNearest(spots['Dortmund U-Tower'], spots, 1)

geolib.getPathLength(mixed coords)

Calculates the length of a collection of coordinates

Returns the length of the path in meters

Example

// Calculate distance from Berlin via Dortmund to London
geolib.getPathLength([
    {latitude: 52.516272, longitude: 13.377722}, // Berlin
    {latitude: 51.515, longitude: 7.453619}, // Dortmund
    {latitude: 51.503333, longitude: -0.119722} // London
]); // -> 945235

geolib.getSpeed(coords, coords[, options])

Calculates the speed between two points within a given time span.

Returns the speed in options.unit (default is km/h).

Example

geolib.getSpeed(
    {lat: 51.567294, lng: 7.38896, time: 1360231200880},
    {lat: 52.54944, lng: 13.468509, time: 1360245600880},
    {unit: 'mph'}
); // -> 66.9408 (mph)

geolib.convertUnit(string unit, float distance[, int round])

Converts a given distance (in meters) to another unit.

Parameters

unit can be one of:

  • m (meter)
  • km (kilometers)
  • cm (centimeters)
  • mm (millimeters)
  • mi (miles)
  • sm (seamiles)
  • ft (foot)
  • in (inch)
  • yd (yards)

distance distance to be converted (source must be in meter)

round fractional digits

Example

geolib.convertUnit('km', 14213, 2) // -> 14,21

geolib.sexagesimal2decimal(string coord)

Converts a sexagesimal coordinate to decimal format

Example

geolib.sexagesimal2decimal("51° 29' 46\" N")

geolib.decimal2sexagesimal(float coord)

Converts a decimal coordinate to sexagesimal format

Example

geolib.decimal2sexagesimal(51.49611111); // -> 51° 29' 46.00

geolib.latitude(object latlng)

geolib.longitude(object latlng)

geolib.elevation(object latlng)

Returns the latitude/longitude/elevation for a given point and converts it to decimal.

Works with:

  • latitude: latitude, lat, 0 (GeoJSON array)
  • longitude: longitude, lng, lon, 1 (GeoJSON array)
  • elevation: elevation, elev, alt, altitude, 2 (GeoJSON array)

Examples

geolib.latitude({lat: 51.49611, lng: 7.38896}); // -> 51.49611 geolib.longitude({lat: 51.49611, lng: 7.38896}); // -> 7.38896

geolib.useDecimal(mixed latlng)

Checks if a coordinate is already in decimal format and, if not, converts it to

Example

geolib.useDecimal("51° 29' 46\" N"); // -> 51.59611111
geolib.useDecimal(51.59611111) // -> 51.59611111

Changelog

v2.0.0+beta1

  • Dropped support for IE6, IE7, IE8
  • Added new methods geolib.latitude(), geolib.longitude(), geolib.elevation() to get latitude, longitude or elevation of points. Will be converted to decimal format automatically
  • Added new method geolib.extend() to extend geolib object
  • Added support for GeoJSON format ([lon, lat, elev])
  • Added property geolib.version to query the currently used version
  • Moved geolib.elevation to an optional module (geolib.elevation.js)
  • Using Object.create(Geolib.prototype) instead of object literal {}
  • New folder structure: compiled geolib.js can now be found in dist/ instead of root dir
  • Improved Grunt build task
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