Turf has opened a wide range of possibilities for apps running entirely in the browser. In this example, we’ve built a store locator that finds all Starbucks locations near a user’s current position. Drag the little green figure to move it around and mousewheel up and down to adjust the search radius:
Finding all locations around the user out to the desired search radius
Measuring the distance to each location
Identifying the closest location to the user
Best of all, Turf is crunching this math on a set of 19,979 locations worldwide on the fly, right in your browser. Simple experiments like this are getting us excited about Turf’s potential for giving anyone with a modern internet browser a powerful suite of tools for geospatial analysis.
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