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A library of geographical entities, their metadata, and relationships. Provides a basic, and an earth, library with methods for finding the nearest entity and measuring distances.

geography #

This is a constant data-as-code library called geography facilitating operations like:

  • Search places by name
  • Find the named place nearest to coordinates
  • Measure distance between places

Data Scope #

This scope of this data is best represented as:

Earth > [Country] > [Region] > [City]

If you're looking to use basic locations from the coordinates provided by a device, this library will get you pretty far. If you're looking for more granularity, like addresses or business names, this library won't be a great fit for your project.

Features #

Search places by name and proximity #

import 'package:geography/earth.dart';

void main() {
  var a = Earth().search("Texas, Austin").first;
  var t = Earth().findClosestRegion(a);
  var u = Earth().findClosestCountry(t!)!;
  print("> ${u.name} @ ${u.latitude}° ${u.longitude}°");
  print("> ${u.name}, ${t.name} @ ${t.latitude}° ${t.longitude}°");
  print("> ${u.name}, ${t.name}, ${a.name} @ ${a.latitude}° ${a.longitude}°");

  /**
   * Prints:
   *
   * > United States @ 38.0° -97.0°
   * > United States, Texas @ 31.9685988° -99.9018131°
   * > United States, Texas, Austin @ 30.26715° -97.74306°
   * Exited
   */
}

Find the named place nearest to coordinates #

import 'package:geography/basic.dart';

/// Our own derived class to mark coordinates
class GeoLocation extends GeoCoords {
  GeoLocation(double lat, double long) : super(latitude: lat, longitude: long);

  static GeoLocation get austin => GeoLocation(30.26715, -97.74306);
}

void main() {
  var a = unitedStatesTexas.cities.findClosestTo(GeoLocation.austin)!;
  var t = a.state; // Expected to be `Texas`
  var u = t.country; // Expected to be `United States`
  print("> ${u.name} @ ${u.latitude}° ${u.longitude}°");
  print("> ${t.nameQualified} @ ${t.latitude}° ${t.longitude}°");
  print("> ${a.nameQualified} @ ${a.latitude}° ${a.longitude}°");

  /**
   * Prints:
   *
   * > United States @ 38.0° -97.0°
   * > United States, Texas @ 31.9685988° -99.9018131°
   * > United States, Texas, Austin @ 30.26715° -97.74306°
   * Exited
   */
}

Measure distance between places #

import 'package:geography/earth.dart';

main() {
  var a = Earth().search("Texas, Austin").first;
  var s = Earth().search("Texas, San Antonio").first;
  var d = a.distanceFrom(s);

  print("> From ${a.name} to ${s.name} is ${d.toStringAsFixed(2)} meters");

  /**
   * Prints:
   *
   * > From Austin to San Antonio is 118570.24 meters
   * Exited
   */
}

Get timezones for a particular country #

import 'package:geography/earth.dart';

main() {
  var geoId = GeoCodedIdentity(iso2: 'US');
  var timezones = Earth().timezonesFor(geoId);

  for (var zone in timezones) {
    print('> ${zone.gmtOffsetName} => ${zone.zoneName}');
  }

  /**
   * Prints:
   *
   * > UTC-10:00 => America/Adak
   * > UTC-10:00 => Pacific/Honolulu
   * > UTC-09:00 => America/Anchorage
   * > UTC-09:00 => America/Juneau
   * > UTC-09:00 => America/Metlakatla
   * > UTC-09:00 => America/Nome
   * > UTC-09:00 => America/Sitka
   * > UTC-09:00 => America/Yakutat
   * > UTC-08:00 => America/Los_Angeles
   * > UTC-07:00 => America/Boise
   * > UTC-07:00 => America/Denver
   * > UTC-07:00 => America/Phoenix
   * > UTC-06:00 => America/Chicago
   * > UTC-06:00 => America/Indiana/Knox
   * > UTC-06:00 => America/Indiana/Tell_City
   * > UTC-06:00 => America/Menominee
   * > UTC-06:00 => America/North_Dakota/Beulah
   * > UTC-06:00 => America/North_Dakota/Center
   * > UTC-06:00 => America/North_Dakota/New_Salem
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Detroit
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Indiana/Indianapolis
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Indiana/Marengo
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Indiana/Petersburg
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Indiana/Vevay
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Indiana/Vincennes
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Indiana/Winamac
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Kentucky/Louisville
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/Kentucky/Monticello
   * > UTC-05:00 => America/New_York
   * Exited
   */
}

Getting started #

Start by installing this package via:

dart pub add geography
dependencies:
  geography: ^1.0.0

Usage #

import 'package:geography/earth.dart';

main () {
  Earth().search("Texas, Austin").forEach((e) {
    print("> ${e.name} @ ${e.latitude}° ${e.longitude}°");
  });
}

/// Outputs:
/// > Austin @ 30.26715000° -97.74306000°

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A library of geographical entities, their metadata, and relationships. Provides a basic, and an earth, library with methods for finding the nearest entity and measuring distances.

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Dependencies

archive, collection, diacritic, equatable, http, json_annotation, latlong2, meta, path

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