Geographic Data & Entities

The Wolfram Language has built-in access to extensive geographic data, including detailed worldwide maps and computable information on millions of geographic entities. Free-form linguistic input makes it easy to specify geographic entities and classes of entities (e.g. "counties in Illinois"). The Wolfram Language then provides an integrated symbolic representation for geographic constructs, together with detailed ontological classification and the ability to do sophisticated geodetic computations, as well as computations on socioeconomic and other data.


Entering Geographic Constructs »

(Ctrl+) use free-form linguistics to specify geographic entities, properties, etc.

SemanticInterpretation  ▪  Interpreter  ▪  ...

Representing Geographic Constructs »

Entity a geographic entity of specified type (e.g. )

CommonName common printable name of a geographic entity

EntityClass  ▪  EntityList  ▪  ...

GeoVariant specify variants of entities (e.g. US with or without Alaska)

GeoGroup treat multiple geo objects as a single group for purposes of computation

DayHemisphere  ▪  NightHemisphere  ▪  DayNightTerminator

Geographic Location Properties

GeoPosition find the geo position of a given geographic entity

GeoNearest find the nearest object of a given type to a location

GeoIdentify identify which country, state, etc. a given location is in

GeoWithinQ determine whether a given location is within a specified region

GeoEntities give a list of the geographic entities of a particular type in a region

GeoDistance find the distance between geographic entities or locations

LocalTime, LocalTimeZone find the local time, time zone at a given location

$GeoLocation  ▪  $GeoLocationCountry  ▪  $GeoLocationEntities  ▪  ...

WikipediaSearch find Wikipedia entries near a given location

Mapping, etc. »

GeoListPlot plot locations and paths on a map

GeoRegionValuePlot create a geographic heat map

GeoGraphics get customized worldwide maps at any scale

GeoPath  ▪  GeoDisk  ▪  GeoMarker  ▪  ...

GeoStyling access different map styles ("OutlineMap", "StreetMap", "ReliefMap", ...)

GeoElevationData worldwide elevation data

GeomagneticModelData current and historical magnetic field data

Geographic Entity Types »

"Country"  ▪  "AdministrativeDivision"  ▪  "City"  ▪  "Neighborhood"  ▪  "ZIPCode"  ▪  "MetropolitanArea"  ▪  "USCongressionalDistrict"  ▪  "DistrictCourt"

"Ocean"  ▪  "Island"  ▪  "UnderseaFeature"  ▪  "Lake"  ▪  "Mountain"  ▪  "Volcano"  ▪  "Glacier"  ▪  "Waterfall"  ▪  "EarthImpact"  ▪  "Desert"

"Airport"  ▪  "Park"  ▪  "AmusementPark"  ▪  "Stadium"

"Bridge"  ▪  "Tunnel"  ▪  "Dam"  ▪  "Mine"  ▪  "Building"  ▪  "Castle"  ▪  "HistoricalSite"  ▪  "Shipwreck"

"University"  ▪  "SchoolDistrict"  ▪  "PublicSchool"  ▪  "PrivateSchool"  ▪  "Museum"

"WeatherStation"  ▪  "AstronomicalObservatory"  ▪  "ParticleAccelerator"  ▪  "NuclearReactor"  ▪  "NuclearTestSite"  ▪  "NuclearExplosion"


Data on Geographic Entities

CountryData hundreds of current and historical properties for all countries and territories

AdministrativeDivisionData data on states, counties, provinces, etc. worldwide

USStateData, USCountyData detailed data on US states and counties

CityData detailed data on 150,000+ cities worldwide

NeighborhoodData  ▪  ZIPCodeData

OceanData data on the world's oceans, seas, etc.

IslandData  ▪  UnderseaFeatureData

MountainData data on mountains worldwide

LakeData  ▪  VolcanoData  ▪  EarthImpactData

AirportData data on 10,000+ airports worldwide

ParkData  ▪  BridgeData  ▪  TunnelData  ▪  DamData  ▪  NuclearReactorData  ▪  BuildingData

UniversityData worldwide data on universities

Related Data »

WikipediaData full information from Wikipedia about all geographic entities and topics

WeatherData  ▪  EarthquakeData  ▪  PlanetData  ▪  ...

Importing Geospatial Data »

Import import data maintaining symbol structure, annotations, etc.

"SHP"  ▪  "SDTS"  ▪  "USGSDEM"  ▪  "TIGER"  ▪  "SP3"  ▪  ...