Open Location Codes in R

An R implementation of the Google Open Location Codes standard.

Author: Oliver Keyes
License: MIT
Status: Stable

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The Google Open Location Code standard allows you to encode the latitude and longitude of an area into a compressed string, resolving it down to a 14 square meter box. olctools provides a fast, vectorised R implementation of this standard that you can use to encode, decode, shorten, expand or validate OLCs.

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olctools depends on Rcpp but is otherwise dependency-free! It can be grabbed from CRAN with:


Alternately, the development version can be obtained through: