google_reverse_geocode: Google reverse geocoding

View source: R/google_reverse_geocode.R

google_reverse_geocodeR Documentation

Google reverse geocoding


Reverse geocoding is the process of converting geographic coordinates into a human-readable address.


  result_type = NULL,
  location_type = NULL,
  language = NULL,
  key = get_api_key("reverse_geocode"),
  simplify = TRUE,
  curl_proxy = NULL



numeric vector of lat/lon coordinates.


string vector - one or more address types. See for list of available types.


string vector specifying a location type will restrict the results to this type. If multiple types are specified, the API will return all addresses that match any of the types


string specifies the language in which to return the results. See the list of supported languages: If no langauge is supplied, the service will attempt to use the language of the domain from which the request was sent


string. A valid Google Developers Geocode API key


logical - TRUE indicates the returned JSON will be coerced into a list. FALSE indicates the returend JSON will be returned as a string


a curl proxy object


Either list or JSON string of the geocoded address

API use and limits

The amount of queries you can make to Google's APIs is dependent on both the service and the API you are using.

Each API has specific quotas and limits. Check Google's API documentation for details.

View your usage at the Google Cloud Console

Each API can only accept and return one request at a time. If you write a loop to make multiple API calls you should ensure you don't go over your quota / limits during the loop.


## Not run: 
## searching for the street address for the rooftop location type
google_reverse_geocode(location = c(-37.81659, 144.9841),
                       result_type = c("street_address"),
                       location_type = "rooftop",
                       key = "<your valid api key>")

## End(Not run)

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