level-places

Store and retrieve places near a lat/long pair, using leveldb

level-places

Store and retrieve places near a lat/long pair, using leveldb.

Given a location, get all the nearby places, starting with the nearest one:

var level = require('level');
var Places = require('level-places');
 
var places = Places(level(__dirname + '/db'));
 
places.add('Kaufbeuren', 47.8800, 10.6225);
places.add('New York', 40.7142, -74.0064);
 
places.createReadStream(47.8838, 10.6171, { limit: 1 })
  .on('data', console.log);
  // => "Kaufbeuren" 

Lat/long pairs are serialized into geohashes. The geohash for (47.8800, 10.6225) for example is u0x83sr14nyj. In order to query places efficiently this makes use of the fact that geohashes of geographically adjacent places start with the same characters, so they sort well.

When querying for (47.8800, 10.6225)/u0x83sr14nyj, level-places queries its database using those keys:

  • u0x83sr14nyj
  • u0x83sr14ny
  • u0x83sr14n
  • u0x83sr14
  • u0x83sr1
  • u0x83sr
  • u0x83s
  • u0x8
  • u0x
  • u0
  • u
  • ``

So, every place is stored redundantly under each of those keys. When a limit is given and it is reached, level-store stops going further down the list.

Return a level-places instance that uses db for its storage, which needs to be an instance of levelup.

If you want to store other data in db, use level-sublevel to pass a subsection of your database.

Add place to the given lat/long pair. place can be of any type that JSON.stringify accepts. Optionally call fn as soon as the place was saved to the db.

Create a readable stream that emits places around the provided lat/long pair, starting with the nearest one.

Possible options are:

  • limit: Limit the result set to x places.

With npm do

$ npm install level-places

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