GeoIdentify

GeoIdentify[enttype]
identifies the geographic entities of the type enttype in which the current geo location is contained.

GeoIdentify[enttype,loc]
identifies the entities in which the location loc is contained.

GeoIdentify[]
identifies the entities of any type in which the current geo location is contained.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • GeoIdentify returns a list of Entity objects representing extended geographic regions.
  • In GeoIdentify[enttype,loc], enttype can be specified as an Entity object, such as Entity["Country"], or as a string, such as .
  • Valid forms for enttype include:
  • "Country"country, territory, etc.
    "City"city
    "AdministrativeDivision"administrative division of any level
    "AdministrativeDivision1"first-level administrative division
    "AdministrativeDivision2"second-level administrative division
    "AdministrativeDivision3"third-level administrative division
    "Ocean"ocean
    "USCounty"US county
    "USState"US state
    "ZIPCode"US ZIP code
    GeoVariant[enttype,variant]entities using variant regions
    EntityClass["type","class"]individual members of class
    type1|type2|any of the
    Allany possible type
  • The location loc can be specified as a GeoPosition, an Entity object, or a GeoGraphics primitive.
  • In GeoIdentify[] and GeoIdentify[regtype], the location is taken to be the current setting for $GeoLocation.

ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

Basic Examples  (4)Basic Examples  (4)

The country of your current location:

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The center of the Atlantic Ocean is not in any country:

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It is only contained in the ocean itself:

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The state and ZIP code of GeoPosition[{42.11`,-89.24`}]:

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All entities containing your current GeoLocation:

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Introduced in 2014
(10.0)