Simple and minimalistic Geocoder interface with some basic implementations

1.3.1 2020-08-19 15:49 UTC

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PHP 7.0+ library providing a simple and minimalistic Geocoder interface with some basic implementations.

interface Geocoder {
	 * Returns null when no result is found or when an error occurs.
	 * @return LatLongValue|null
	public function geocode( string $address );

Geocoders using real geocoding services over HTTP:

  • GeoNamesGeocoder
  • GoogleGeocoder
  • NomatimGeocoder


Trivial implementations (great for testing):

  • InMemoryGeocoder
  • NullGeocoder
  • StubGeocoder


  • CoordinateFriendlyGeocoder

This library is based on code extracted from the Maps extension for MediaWiki.


To use the Simple Geocoder library in your project, simply add a dependency on jeroen/simple-geocoder to your project's composer.json file. Here is a minimal example of a composer.json file that just defines a dependency on Simple Geocoder 1.x:

    "require": {
        "jeroen/simple-geocoder": "~1.0"


For development you need to have Docker and Docker-compose installed. Local PHP and Composer are not needed.

sudo apt-get install docker docker-compose

Running Composer

To pull in the project dependencies via Composer, run:

make composer install

You can run other Composer commands via make run, but at present this does not support argument flags. If you need to execute such a command, you can do so in this format:

docker run --rm --interactive --tty --volume $PWD:/app -w /app\
 --volume ~/.composer:/composer --user $(id -u):$(id -g) composer composer install -vvv

Running the CI checks

To run all CI checks, which includes PHPUnit tests, PHPCS style checks and coverage tag validation, run:


Running the tests

To run just the PHPUnit tests run

make test

To run only a subset of PHPUnit tests or otherwise pass flags to PHPUnit, run

docker-compose run --rm app ./vendor/bin/phpunit --filter SomeClassNameOrFilter

Release notes

1.3.1 (2020-08-19)

  • Updated attribution

1.3.0 (2019-01-18)

  • Installation with FileFetcher 6.x is now allowed

1.2.0 (2018-07-10)

  • Added GeocoderPhpAdapter that allows using the popular PHP Geocoder library
  • Installation with DataValues Geo 4.x is now allowed

1.1.0 (2018-03-20)

  • Installation with DataValues Geo 3.x is now allowed

1.0.0 (2017-11-02)

Initial release as standalone component with

  • FileFetcher based geocoders: GeoNamesGeocoder, GoogleGeocoder, NomatimGeocoder
  • Trivial implementations: InMemoryGeocoder, NullGeocoder, StubGeocoder
  • Decorators: CoordinateFriendlyGeocoder