Dart Proximity Hash

Pub Version

Proximity Hash generates a set of geohashes that cover a circular area, given the center coordinates and the radius. Geohash is a public domain geocode system which encodes a geographic location into a short string of letters and digits and is used as unique identifies and to represent point data in databases.

For example the point

25.6953° S, 54.4367° W

will covert to



Proximity hash also comes with a geohash library forked from dart_geohash since it was not being actively maintained.

import 'package:proximity_hash/geohash.dart';


To get this plugin, add proximity_hash as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file. For example:

  proximity_hash: ^1.1.0


To get all the geohashes within a radius of 5000 meters from the point 25.6953° S, 54.4367° W with precision 3 simply import the library and call createGeohashes(). The precision dictates how long and how many geohashes are returned. For example a precision of 3 returns geohahses of length 3.

import 'package:proximity_hash/proximity_hash.dart';

List<String> proximityGeohashes = createGeohashes(48.864716, 2.349014, 5000, 3);

// proximityGeohashes == ["u0d","u09"]


Benchmark of createGeohashes for different precisions with radius 1000. Performance can become limiting starting at precision 9. Note that a larger radius will also decrease performance.

Precicion Time
1 .0068 sec
2 .0068 sec
3 .0070 sec
4 .0070 sec
5 .0070 sec
6 .0079 sec
7 .0232 sec
8 .1664 sec
9 4.996 sec
10 153.5 sec


Please file any issues, bugs or feature requests as an issue on our GitHub page.

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