oc_reverse: Reverse geocoding

View source: R/oc_reverse.R

oc_reverseR Documentation

Reverse geocoding


Reverse geocoding from numeric vectors of latitude and longitude pairs to the names and addresses of a location.


  return = c("df_list", "json_list", "geojson_list", "url_only"),
  language = NULL,
  min_confidence = NULL,
  no_annotations = TRUE,
  roadinfo = FALSE,
  no_dedupe = FALSE,
  abbrv = FALSE,
  add_request = FALSE,


latitude, longitude

Numeric vectors of latitude and longitude values.


A character vector of length one indicating the return value of the function, either a list of tibbles (df_list, the default), a JSON list (json_list), a GeoJSON list (geojson_list), or the URL with which the API would be called (url_only).


An IETF BCP 47 language tag (such as "es" for Spanish or "pt-BR" for Brazilian Portuguese). OpenCage will attempt to return results in that language. Alternatively you can specify the "native" tag, in which case OpenCage will attempt to return the response in the "official" language(s). In case the language parameter is set to NULL (which is the default), the tag is not recognized, or OpenCage does not have a record in that language, the results will be returned in English.


Numeric vector of integer values between 0 and 10 indicating the precision of the returned result as defined by its geographical extent, (i.e. by the extent of the result's bounding box). See the API documentation for details. Only results with at least the requested confidence will be returned. Default is NULL.


Logical vector indicating whether additional information about the result location should be returned. TRUE by default, which means that the results will not contain annotations.


Logical vector indicating whether the geocoder should attempt to match the nearest road (rather than an address) and provide additional road and driving information. Default is FALSE.


Logical vector (default FALSE), when TRUE the results will not be deduplicated.


Logical vector (default FALSE), when TRUE addresses in the formatted field of the results are abbreviated (e.g. "Main St." instead of "Main Street").


Logical vector (default FALSE) indicating whether the request is returned again with the results. If the return value is a df_list, the query text is added as a column to the results. json_list results will contain all request parameters, including the API key used! This is currently ignored by OpenCage if return value is geojson_list.




Depending on the return argument, oc_reverse returns a list with either

  • the results as tibbles ("df_list", the default),

  • the results as JSON specified as a list ("json_list"),

  • the results as GeoJSON specified as a list ("geojson_list"), or

  • the URL of the OpenCage API call for debugging purposes ("url_only").

When the results are returned as (a list of) tibbles, the column names coming from the OpenCage API are prefixed with "oc_".

See Also

oc_reverse_df() for inputs as a data frame, or oc_forward() and oc_forward() for forward geocoding. For more information about the API and the various parameters, see the OpenCage API documentation.


# Reverse geocode a single location
oc_reverse(latitude = -36.85007, longitude = 174.7706)

# Reverse geocode multiple locations
lat <- c(47.21864, 53.55034, 34.05369)
lng <- c(-1.554136, 10.000654, -118.242767)

oc_reverse(latitude = lat, longitude = lng)

# Return results in a preferred language if possible
oc_reverse(latitude = lat, longitude = lng,
           language = "fr")

# Return results as a json list
oc_reverse(latitude = lat, longitude = lng,
           return = "json_list")

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