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Geographic Datatypes

There are three different geographic data types available in pimcore: Geopoint, Geobounds and Geopolygon. The country select box also belongs to the context of geo widgets, but it is rather a select input widget and therefore it is listed with the other select widgets.


GeoPoint Config GeoPoint Field

The geopoint consists of two coordinates: latitude and longitude. In the Pimcore GUI there is the same geopoint selector widget as shown above. It allows to find coordinates for a geographic point easily. In the database the values are stored in two columns which are called latitude and longitude. Programmatically the data for this field is represented by Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoint. To set a geopoint programmatically, a new Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoint has to be instantiated:

$longitude = 2.2008440814678;
$latitude = 102.25112915039;
$point = new \Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoint($longitude,$latitude);


GeoBounds Field

Geobounds represent a geographic area defined by a north eastern point and a south western point. In the pimcore GUI the input widget as shown above is available. In the database there are 4 columns with coordinates to hold the data of geobounds. Programmatically both points are Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoints and they are wrapped by the Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoints Object. The following code snippet shows how to set Geobounds:

use Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoint;
$northEast = new Geopoint(150.96588134765625, -33.704920213014425);
$southWest = new Geopoint(150.60333251953125, -33.893217379440884)
$object->setBounds(new Object_Data_Geobounds($northEast,$southWest));


GeoPolygon Field

The geopolygon is the third in the row of geo widgets. It allows to define a geographic area by setting an arbitrary amount of geo points. In the database these points are stored in a single column of the data type LONGTEXT in the form of a serialized array of Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoints. To set geopolygon data programmatically, an array of Geopoints has to be passed to the setter:

use Pimcore\Model\DataObject\Data\Geopoint;
$data = [
    new Geopoint(150.54428100585938, -33.464671118242684),
    new Geopoint(150.73654174804688, -33.913733814316245),
    new Geopoint(151.2542724609375, -33.9946115848146)