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    cordova-plugin-nativegeocoder

    3.4.1 • Public • Published

    Cordova NativeGeocoder plugin

    Call nativegeocoder.reverseGeocode() to transform a latitude and longitude into an address or nativegeocoder.forwardGeocode() to transform an address into a latitude and longitude using iOS CoreLocation service and Android Geocoder class.

    No need for creating API keys or querying external APIs

    Please read Known Issues before posting an issue! Thank you! 😍

    Ionic

    This plugin is also available for Ionic Native & Capacitor.

    Installation

    cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-nativegeocoder
    

    For iOS Cordova iOS version >5.0.0 is required.

    Configuration

    You can also configure the following variable to customize the iOS location plist entry

    • LOCATION_WHEN_IN_USE_DESCRIPTION for NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription (defaults to "Use geocoder service")

    Supported Platforms

    • iOS
    • Android

    API

    .reverseGeocode(successCallback, errorCallback, latitude, longitude, options);

    Reverse geocode a given latitude and longitude to find location address.

    Parameters

    Parameter Type Default Description
    success Function Success callback (with Array)
    error Function Error callback.
    latitude Number The latitude.
    longitude Number The longtitude.
    options Object Optional. Is called when the api encounters an error while initializing the context.

    All available options attributes:

    Attribute Type Default Comment
    useLocale Boolean true Optional. Only works for Android and iOS 11.0+.
    defaultLocale String Optional. E.g.: 'fa-IR' or 'de_DE'; works only for Android and iOS 11.0+.
    maxResults Number 1 Optional. Min value: 1, max value: 5.

    Array

    Conforms to Apple's and Android's geocoder's result arrays.

    Value Type
    latitude String
    longitude String
    countryCode String
    postalCode String
    administrativeArea String
    subAdministrativeArea String
    locality String
    subLocality String
    thoroughfare String
    subThoroughfare String
    areasOfInterest Array<String>

    Example

    nativegeocoder.reverseGeocode(success, failure, 52.5072095, 13.1452818, { useLocale: true, maxResults: 1 });
     
    function success(result) {
      var firstResult = result[0];
      console.log("First Result: " + JSON.stringify(firstResult));
    }
     
    function failure(err) {
      console.log(err);
    }

    .forwardGeocode(success, error, addressString, options)

    Forward geocode a given address to find coordinates.

    Parameters

    Parameter Type Default Description
    success Function Success callback (with Array)
    error Function Error callback.
    addressString String The address to be geocoded.
    options Object Optional. Is called when the api encounters an error while initializing the context.

    All available options attributes:

    Attribute Type Default Comment
    useLocale Boolean true Optional. Only works for Android and iOS 11.0+.
    defaultLocale String Optional. E.g.: 'fa-IR' or 'de_DE'; works only for Android and iOS 11.0+.
    maxResults Number 1 Optional. Min value: 1, max value: 5.

    Array

    Conforms to Apple's and Android's geocoder's result arrays.

    Value Type
    latitude String
    longitude String
    countryCode String
    postalCode String
    administrativeArea String
    subAdministrativeArea String
    locality String
    subLocality String
    thoroughfare String
    subThoroughfare String
    areasOfInterest Array<String>

    Example

    nativegeocoder.forwardGeocode(success, failure, "Berlin", { useLocale: true, maxResults: 1 });
     
    function success(coordinates) {
      var firstResult = coordinates[0];
      console.log("The coordinates are latitude = " + firstResult.latitude + " and longitude = " + firstResult.longitude);
    }
     
    function failure(err) {
      console.log(err);
    }

    Known Issues

    Android

    Geocoder not working

    Errors like Geocoder is not present on this device/emulator., Geocoder [...] Error or Geocoder Service not available.

    Why?: The plugin checks for Geocoder.isPresent() (Android docs). One reason for Geocoder not working on a device could be that you are running your app on an emulator or on a device without Google Play Services. But Geocoder API "[...] requires a backend service that is not included in the core android framework".

    Any workaround?: Yes. Query Google Maps Geocoding API as a backup if Geocoder is not present.

    Can the plugin handle this?: No. I decided not to implement Google Maps Geocoding API as a backup because you have to add an API key and more. I want this plugin to remain as small and lightweight as possible.

    iOS

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    Thank you ❤️

    Yes you! Thank you very much for using cordova-plugin-nativegeocoder. If you have any feedback or run into issues using the plugin, please file an issue on this repository.

    Install

    npm i cordova-plugin-nativegeocoder

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    2,695

    Version

    3.4.1

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    45 kB

    Total Files

    12

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    Collaborators

    • sebastianbaar