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A WKT/WKB/EWKT/EWKB/TWKB/GeoJSON parser and serializer with support for

  • Point
  • LineString
  • Polygon
  • MultiPoint
  • MultiLineString
  • MultiPolygon
  • GeometryCollection


The following examples show you how to work with wkx.

var wkx = require('wkx');
//Parsing a WKT string
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parse('POINT(1 2)');
//Parsing an EWKT string
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parse('SRID=4326;POINT(1 2)');
//Parsing a node Buffer containing a WKB object
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parse(wkbBuffer);
//Parsing a node Buffer containing an EWKB object
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parse(ewkbBuffer);
//Parsing a node Buffer containing a TWKB object
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parseTwkb(twkbBuffer);
//Parsing a GeoJSON object
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parseGeoJSON({ type: 'Point', coordinates: [1, 2] });
//Serializing a Point geometry to WKT
var wktString = new wkx.Point(1, 2).toWkt();
//Serializing a Point geometry to WKB
var wkbBuffer = new wkx.Point(1, 2).toWkb();
//Serializing a Point geometry to EWKT
var ewktString = new wkx.Point(1, 2).toEwkt();
//Serializing a Point geometry to EWKB
var ewkbBuffer = new wkx.Point(1, 2).toEwkb();
//Serializing a Point geometry to TWKB
var twkbBuffer = new wkx.Point(1, 2).toTwkb();
//Serializing a Point geometry to GeoJSON
var geoJSONObject = new wkx.Point(1, 2).toGeoJSON();


To use wkx in a webpage, simply copy a built browser version from dist/ into your project, and use a script tag to include it:

<script src="wkx.js"></script>

If you use browserify for your project, you can simply npm install wkx --save, and just require wkx as usual in your code.

Regardless of which of the preceeding options you choose, using wkx in the browser will look the same:

var wkx = require('wkx');
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parse('POINT(1 2)');

In addition to the wkx module, the browser versions also export buffer, which is useful for parsing WKB:

var Buffer = require('buffer').Buffer;
var wkx = require('wkx');
var wkbBuffer = new Buffer('0101000000000000000000f03f0000000000000040', 'hex');
var geometry = wkx.Geometry.parse(wkbBuffer);