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, $scale );
While working on the mapping tools on toxicrisk.com I came to the conclusion that we were dealing with too much data to make everything a GMarker, even when using the marker manager.
So, I needed to generate static map tile images. But, to do this, I needed a way to convert my decimal lat/lon points in to tile numbers, and the pixel values on those tiles.
This module makes this process simple and accurate.
my ($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.
$scale argument may be supplied which can be used to produce high-res tiles. At this time Google states that the scale can be
4 (only Google Maps API for Work customers can use
4 with the Google Maps API). If not specified the scale will default to
Aran Clary Deltac <email@example.com>
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