May 26, 2018

Ruby gem for maps-based apps

The Geokit gem provides

  • Distance calculations between two points on the earth. Calculate the distance in miles, kilometers, meters, or nautical miles, with all the trigonometry abstracted away by Geokit.
  • Geocoding from multiple providers. It supports Google, Yahoo,, and geocoders, and others. It provides a uniform response structure from all of them. It also provides a fail-over mechanism, in case your input fails to geocode in one service.
  • Rectangular bounds calculations is a point within a given rectangular bounds?
  • Heading and midpoint calculations

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