Node.js | Mapbox Reverse Geocoding API

Reverse Geocoding: Reverse geocoding converts geographic coordinates into geographic features or features that exist at that location. For example, turning 22.7196, 75.8577 into ‘Indore’. Mapbox is popular for Geocoding API and other locations and map services.

Feature of Mapbox Reverse Geocoding API:

  1. It is easy to get started and easy to use.
  2. It converts geographic coordinates into location.

Installation of request module:

  1. You can visit the link to Install Request module. You can install this package by using this command.
    npm install request
  2. After installing request module you can check your request version in command prompt using the command.
    npm version request
  3. Now go to Mapbox Offical website and create an account and get your API KEY.
  4. After that, you can create a folder and add a file, for example index.js. To run this file you need to run the following command.
    node index.js

Filename: index.js

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const request = require('request');
var ACCESS_TOKEN = 'Your_API_KEY';
  
const reverseGeocoding = function (latitude, longitude) {
  
            + longitude + ', ' + latitude
            + '.json?access_token=' + ACCESS_TOKEN;
  
    request({ url: url, json: true }, function (error, response) {
        if (error) {
            console.log('Unable to connect to Geocode API');
        } else if (response.body.features.length == 0) {
            console.log('Unable to find location. Try to'
                        + ' search another location.');
        } else {
            console.log(response.body.features[0].place_name);
        }
    })
}
  
// Sample data (Indore lat-long)
var latitude = 22.7196;
var longitude = 75.8577;
  
// Function call
reverseGeocoding(latitude, longitude);

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Steps to run the program:

  1. The project structure will look like this:
    project structure
  2. Make sure you have installed request module using following command:
    npm install request
  3. Run index.js file using below command:
    node index.js

    Output of above command

So this is how you can use the Mapbox Reverse Geocoding API which converts geographic coordinates into geographic features or features that exist at that location.

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