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 »

() 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

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

$GeoLocation  ▪  $GeoLocationCountry  ▪  $GeoLocationCity  ▪  ...

WikipediaSearch find Wikipedia entries near a given location

Time & Daylight Properties

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

DayHemisphere  ▪  NightHemisphere  ▪  DayNightTerminator

Mapping, etc. »

GeoListPlot plot locations and paths on a map

GeoRegionValuePlot create a geographic heat map

GeoBubbleChart  ▪  GeoSmoothHistogram  ▪  GeoHistogram

GeoVectorPlot  ▪  GeoStreamPlot

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

GeogravityModelData gravitational field of the Earth

Entities & Data for Political Geography

Country countries and territories, with hundreds of properties

HistoricalCountry 2000+ known historical countries

AdministrativeDivision states, counties, provinces etc. worldwide

City cities and named populated places worldwide

MetropolitanArea Neighborhood

ZIPCode USCongressionalDistrict DistrictCourt

CountryData, CityData specialized access to data about countries, cities

TimeZone worldwide time zones

Entities & Data for Physical Geography »

GeographicRegion continents and other large regions on the Earth

Ocean oceans, seas and other large saltwater bodies

Island UnderseaFeature Reef Beach

River Lake Waterfall Glacier

Mountain notable mountains, hills and other prominences worldwide

Desert Forest Volcano EarthImpact

Data on Geographic Points of Interest

Airport 10000+ airports, airstrips and helipads worldwide

Park Bridge Tunnel Dam NuclearReactor

Building notable buildings, skyscrapers, towers and other structures

Stadium Castle Cemetery

University institutions of higher education

PublicSchool PrivateSchool SchoolDistrict LibraryBranch LibrarySystem Museum

Related Data »

WikipediaData full information from Wikipedia about all geographic entities and topics

WeatherData  ▪  WeatherForecastData  ▪  EarthquakeData  ▪  PlanetData

Importing Geospatial Data »

Import import data maintaining symbol structure, annotations, etc.

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

Interpreting Geographic Entities »

Interpreter interpret strings as entities etc.