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@geoapify/geocoder-autocomplete

1.1.2 • Public • Published

Geoapify Geocoder Autocomplete

Geoapify Geocoder Autocomplete is a JavaScript(TypeScript) library that provides autocomplete functionality for the Geoapify Geocoding API:

  • adds an input field to a given container;
  • makes calls to Geocoding API on user input;
  • shows place suggestions in a dropdown list;
  • notify about suggestions change and selection.

You can also:

  • specify a location type - country, state, city, postcode, street, amenity;
  • filter results by country, circle or boundary box
  • prioritize search by a location, boundary box, circle, and countries
  • select a language for search results;
  • change result number shown in the dropdown list.

Live demo

Add Geocoder Autocomplete to your project

STEP 0. Get an API key from Geoapify

You will need an API key to execute Geoapify Geocoding requests. Register and get an API key for Free on myprojects.geoapify.com. Geoapify has a Freemium pricing model. You can start for Free and extend when you need it.

STEP 1. Install the Geocoder Autocomplete package
npm install @geoapify/geocoder-autocomplete
# or 
yarn add @geoapify/geocoder-autocomplete
STEP 2. Add a container element to webpage

The autocomplete input will be added into the container element and will take the element full width:

<div id="autocomplete" class="autocomplete-container"></div>

The container element must have position: absolute; or position: relative;

.autocomplete-container {
    position: relative;
}
STEP 3. Initialize the autocomplete field
import { GeocoderAutocomplete } from '@geoapify/geocoder-autocomplete';
 
const autocomplete = new GeocoderAutocomplete(
                        document.getElementById("autocomplete"), 
                        'YOUR_API_KEY', 
                        { /* Geocoder options */ });
 
autocomplete.on('select', (location) => {
    // check selected location here 
});
 
autocomplete.on('suggestions', (suggestions) => {
    // process suggestions here
});
STEP 4. Import Geoapify autocomplete styles:

We provide several Themes within the library:

  • minimal and round-borders - for webpages with light background color
  • minimal-dark and round-borders-dark for webpages with dark background color.

You can import the appropriate css-file to your styles:

 @import "~@geoapify/geocoder-autocomplete/styles/minimal.css";

Geoapify Geocoder options

GeocoderAutocompleteOptions

Option Type Description
type country, state, city, postcode, street, amenity Type of the location
lang LanguageCode Results language
limit number The maximal number of returned suggestions
placeholder string An input field placeholder
skipIcons boolean Don't add icons to suggestions
filter FilterOptions Filter places by country, boundary, circle
bias BiasOptions Prefer places by country, boundary, circle, location
position GeoPosition Prefered search position
countryCodes CountyCode[] Limit the search by countries

LanguageCode

2-character ISO 639-1 language code: ab, aa, af, ak, sq, am, ar, an, hy, as, av, ae, ay, az, bm, ba, eu, be, bn, bh, bi, bs, br, bg, my, ca, ch, ce, ny, zh, cv, kw, co, cr, hr, cs, da, dv, nl, en, eo, et, ee, fo, fj, fi, fr, ff, gl, ka, de, el, gn, gu, ht, ha, he, hz, hi, ho, hu, ia, id, ie, ga, ig, ik, io, is, it, iu, ja, jv, kl, kn, kr, ks, kk, km, ki, rw, ky, kv, kg, ko, ku, kj, la, lb, lg, li, ln, lo, lt, lu, lv, gv, mk, mg, ms, ml, mt, mi, mr, mh, mn, na, nv, nb, nd, ne, ng, nn, no, ii, nr, oc, oj, cu, om, or, os, pa, pi, fa, pl, ps, pt, qu, rm, rn, ro, ru, sa, sc, sd, se, sm, sg, sr, gd, sn, si, sk, sl, so, st, es, su, sw, ss, sv, ta, te, tg, th, ti, bo, tk, tl, tn, to, tr, ts, tt, tw, ty, ug, uk, ur, uz, ve, vi, vo, wa, cy, wo, fy, xh, yi, yo, za.

FilterOptions

The Geocoder Autocomplete allows specify the following types of filters:

Name Filter Filter Value Description Examples
By circle circle { lon: number ,lat: number, radiusMeters: number } Search places inside the circle filter['circle'] = {lon: -87.770231, lat: 41.878968, radiusMeters: 5000}
By rectangle rect { lon1: number ,lat1: number, lon2: number ,lat2: number} Search places inside the rectangle filter['rect'] = {lon1: 89.097540, lat1: 39.668983, lon2: -88.399274, lat2: 40.383412}
By country countrycode CountyCode[] Search places in the countries filter['countrycode'] = ['de', 'fr', 'es']

You can provide filters as initial options or add by calling a function:

    options.filter = {
        'circle': {lon: -87.770231, lat: 41.878968, radiusMeters: 5000}
    };

    // or

    autocomplete.addFilterByCircle({lon: -87.770231, lat: 41.878968, radiusMeters: 5000});

You can combine several filters (but only one of each type) in one request. The AND logic is applied to the multiple filters.

BiasOptions

You can chage priority of the search by setting bias. The Geocoder Autocomplete allows specify the following types of bias:

Name Bias Bias Value Description Examples
By circle circle { lon: number ,lat: number, radiusMeters: number } First, search places inside the circle, then worldwide bias['circle'] = {lon: -87.770231, lat: 41.878968, radiusMeters: 5000}
By rectangle rect { lon1: number ,lat1: number, lon2: number ,lat2: number} First, search places inside the rectangle, then worldwide bias['rect'] = {lon1: 89.097540, lat1: 39.668983, lon2: -88.399274, lat2: 40.383412}
By country countrycode CountyCode[] First, search places in the countries, then worldwide bias['countrycode'] = ['de', 'fr', 'es']
By location proximity {lon: number ,lat: number} Prioritize results by farness from the location bias['proximity'] = {lon: -87.770231, lat: 41.878968}

You can combine several bias parameters (but only one of each type) in one request. The OR logic is applied to the multiple bias.

NOTE! The default bias for the geocoding requests is "countrycode:auto", the API detects a country by IP address and provides the search there first. Set bias['countrycode'] = ['none'] to avoid prioritization by country.

You can provide filters as initial options or add by calling a function:

    options.bias = {
        'circle': {lon: -87.770231, lat: 41.878968, radiusMeters: 5000},
        'countrycode': ['none']
    };

    // or

    autocomplete.addBiasByCircle({lon: -87.770231, lat: 41.878968, radiusMeters: 5000});

CountyCode

  • Use 'auto' to detect the country by IP address;
  • Use 'none' to skip;
  • 2-digits ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 country code: ad, ae, af, ag, ai, al, am, an, ao, ap, aq, ar, as, at, au, aw, az, ba, bb, bd, be, bf, bg, bh, bi, bj, bm, bn, bo, br, bs, bt, bv, bw, by, bz, ca, cc, cd, cf, cg, ch, ci, ck, cl, cm, cn, co, cr, cu, cv, cx, cy, cz, de, dj, dk, dm, do, dz, ec, ee, eg, eh, er, es, et, eu, fi, fj, fk, fm, fo, fr, ga, gb, gd, ge, gf, gh, gi, gl, gm, gn, gp, gq, gr, gs, gt, gu, gw, gy, hk, hm, hn, hr, ht, hu, id, ie, il, in, io, iq, ir, is, it, jm, jo, jp, ke, kg, kh, ki, km, kn, kp, kr, kw, ky, kz, la, lb, lc, li, lk, lr, ls, lt, lu, lv, ly, ma, mc, md, me, mg, mh, mk, ml, mm, mn, mo, mp, mq, mr, ms, mt, mu, mv, mw, mx, my, mz, na, nc, ne, nf, ng, ni, nl, no, np, nr, nu, nz, om, pa, pe, pf, pg, ph, pk, pl, pm, pr, ps, pt, pw, py, qa, re, ro, rs, ru, rw, sa, sb, sc, sd, se, sg, sh, si, sj, sk, sl, sm, sn, so, sr, st, sv, sy, sz, tc, td, tf, tg, th, tj, tk, tm, tn, to, tr, tt, tv, tw, tz, ua, ug, um, us, uy, uz, va, vc, ve, vg, vi, vn, vu, wf, ws, ye, yt, za, zm, zw.

Learn more about Geoapify Geocoder options on Geoapify Documentation page.

Set option with API

The library provides an API that allows to set Geoapify Geocoder options during runtime:

const autocomplete = new GeocoderAutocomplete(...);
 
// set location type
autocomplete.setType(options.type);
// set results language
autocomplete.setLang(options.lang);
// set dropdown elements limit
autocomplete.setLimit(options.limit);
 
 
// set filter
autocomplete.addFilterByCountry(codes);
autocomplete.addFilterByCircle(filterByCircle);
autocomplete.addFilterByRect(filterByRect);
autocomplete.clearFilters()
 
// set bias
autocomplete.addBiasByCountry(codes);
autocomplete.addBiasByCircle(biasByCircle);
autocomplete.addBiasByRect(biasByRect);
autocomplete.addBiasByProximity(biasByProximity);
autocomplete.clearBias();
 

Set display value

You can also set initial value or change display value:

const autocomplete = new GeocoderAutocomplete(...);
 
autocomplete.setValue(value);

Geocoder Autocomplete events

The Geocoder Autocomplete can notify when the list of suggestions is changed or a selection happened:

autocomplete.on('select', (location) => {
    // check selected location here 
});
autocomplete.on('suggestions', (suggestions) => {
    // process suggestions here
});

The location have GeoJSON.Feature type, suggestions have GeoJSON.Feature[] type. Properties of the feature contain information about address and location. Learn more about Geocoder result properties on Geoapify Documentation page.

Styling

We provide several Themes within the library:

  • minimal and round-borders - for webpages with light background color
  • minimal-dark and round-borders-dark for webpages with dark background color.

However, you have also opportunity to style the component by yourself. Here are the classes used:

Name Description
.geoapify-autocomplete-input The input element
.geoapify-autocomplete-items The dropdown list
.geoapify-autocomplete-items .active Selected item in the dropdown list
.geoapify-autocomplete-item The dropdown list item
.geoapify-autocomplete-item.icon The dropdown list item icon
.geoapify-autocomplete-item.text The dropdown list item text
.geoapify-close-button The clear button

Find more Geoapify APIs, Playgrounds and code samples on apidocs.geoapify.com.

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npm i @geoapify/geocoder-autocomplete

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