Node Geocoder, node geocoding library, supports google maps, mapquest, open street map, tom tom, promise


Node library for geocoding and reverse geocoding. Can be used as a nodejs library or on command line

npm install -g node-geocoder
geocoder --provider google 'Fornino, 187 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211'
geocoder-reverse 48.858887 2.294486
npm install node-geocoder
var geocoderProvider = 'google';
var httpAdapter = 'http';
// optionnal 
var extra = {
    apiKey: 'YOUR_API_KEY', // for Mapquest, OpenCage, Google Premier 
    formatter: null         // 'gpx', 'string', ... 
var geocoder = require('node-geocoder')(geocoderProvider, httpAdapter, extra);
// Using callback 
geocoder.geocode('29 champs elysée paris', function(errres) {
// Or using Promise 
geocoder.geocode('29 champs elysée paris')
    .then(function(res) {
    .catch(function(err) {
// output : 
    latitude: 48.8698679,
    longitude: 2.3072976,
    country: 'France',
    countryCode: 'FR',
    city: 'Paris',
    zipcode: '75008',
    streetName: 'Champs-Élysées',
    streetNumber: '29',
    state: 'Île de France',
    stateCode: 'IDF'
## Advanced usage (only google provider)
geocoder.geocode({address: '29 champs elysée', country: 'France', zipcode: '75008'}, function(errres) {
// Reverse example 
// Using callback 
geocoder.reverse({lat:45.767, lon:4.833}, function(errres) {
// Or using Promise 
geocoder.reverse({lat:45.767, lon:4.833})
    .then(function(res) {
    .catch(function(err) {
// Batch geocode 
geocoder.batchGeocode(['13 rue sainte catherine', 'another adress'], function (results) {
    // Return an array of type {error: false, value: []} 
    console.log(results) ;
  • google : GoogleGeocoder. Supports address geocoding and reverse geocoding. Use extra.clientIdand extra.apiKey(privateKey) for business licence. You can also use extra.language and extra.region to specify language and region, respectively. Note that 'https' is required when using an apiKey
  • freegeoip : FreegeoipGeocoder. Supports IP geocoding
  • datasciencetoolkit : DataScienceToolkitGeocoder. Supports IPv4 geocoding and address geocoding. Use to specify a local instance
  • openstreetmap : OpenStreetMapGeocoder. Supports address geocoding and reverse geocoding. You can use extra.language and to specify a language and a contact email address.
    • For geocode, you can use an object as value, specifying one or several parameters from
    • For reverse, you can use additional parameters from
  • mapquest : MapQuestGeocoder. Supports address geocoding and reverse geocoding. Needs an apiKey
  • openmapquest : Open MapQuestGeocoder (based on OpenStreetMapGeocoder). Supports address geocoding and reverse geocoding. Needs an apiKey
  • agol : ArcGis Online Geocoding service. Supports geocoding and reverse. Requires a client_id & client_secret and 'https' http adapter
  • tomtom: TomTomGeocoder. Supports address geocoding. You need to specify extra.apiKey
  • nominatimmapquest: Same geocoder as openstreetmap, but queries the MapQuest servers.
  • opencage: OpenCage Geocoder. Uses multiple open sources. Supports address and reverse geocoding. You need to specify extra.apiKey
  • smartyStreet: Smarty street geocoder (US only), you need to specify extra.auth_id and extra.auth_token
  • http: This adapter uses the Http nodejs library (default)
  • https: This adapter uses the Https nodejs library
  • gpx : format result using GPX format
  • string : format result to an String array (you need to specify extra.formatterPattern key)
    • %P country
    • %p country code
    • %n street number
    • %S street name
    • %z zip code
    • %T State
    • %t state code

You can improve this project by adding new geocoders or http adapters.

To run tests just npm test.

To check code style install jshint and just run jshint lib test.

You can add new geocoders by implementing the two methods geocode and reverse:

var geocoder = {
    geocodefunction(valuecallback) { ... },
    reversefunction(querycallback) { var lat =; var lon = query.lon; ... }

You can also add formatter implementing the following interface

var formatter = {
    formatfunction(data) { return formattedData; },