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Geo::Coordinates::GMap - Routines for converting decimal lat/lon to Google Map tiles, and back again.


    use Geo::Coordinates::GMap;
    my ($tile_x, $tile_y) = coord_to_gmap_tile( $lat, $lon, $zoom );
    my ($new_tile_x, $new_tile_y) = zoom_gmap_tile( $tile_x, $tile_y, $old_zoom, $new_zoom );
    my ($x, $y) = gmap_tile_xy( $tile_x, $tile_y, $scale );


While working on the mapping tools on I came to the conclusion that we were dealing with too much data to make everything a GMarker, even when using the marker manager.

So, I needed to generate static map tile images. But, to do this, I needed a way to convert my decimal lat/lon points in to tile numbers, and the pixel values on those tiles.

This module makes this process simple and accurate.



    my ($tile_x, $tile_y) = coord_to_gmap_tile( $lat, $lon, $zoom );

Given a decimal latitude and longitude, and a Google Maps zoom level (0 being farthest away and 20 being the closest that I'm aware of that you can get), this function will return the GMap tile location as a fractional x and y coordinate.


    my ($new_tile_x, $new_tile_y) = zoom_gmap_tile( $tile_x, $tile_y, $old_zoom, $new_zoom );

Converts fractional tile coordinates, as created by coord_to_gmap_tile(), from one zoom level to another.


    my ($x, $y) = gmap_tile_xy( $tile_x, $tile_y, $scale );

Given a tile's x and y coordinate as provided by coord_to_gmap_tile(), this function will return the pixel location within the tile.

The $scale argument may be supplied which can be used to produce high-res tiles. At this time Google states that the scale can be 1, 2, or 4 (only Google Maps API for Work customers can use 4 with the Google Maps API). If not specified the scale will default to 1.


Implement a routine to convert tile coordinates back in to lat/lon decimal coordinates.


Aran Clary Deltac <>


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