turf nearest-point-to-line module

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import turfNearestPointToLine from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@turf/nearest-point-to-line';




Returns the closest point, of a collection of points, to a line. The returned point has a dist property indicating its distance to the line.



var pt1 = turf.point([0, 0]);
var pt2 = turf.point([0.5, 0.5]);
var points = turf.featureCollection([pt1, pt2]);
var line = turf.lineString([[1,1], [-1,1]]);

var nearest = turf.nearestPointToLine(points, line);

var addToMap = [nearest, line];

Returns Feature<Point> the closest point


Translate Properties to final Point, priorities: 1. options.properties 2. inherent Point properties 3. dist custom properties created by NearestPointToLine

This module is part of the Turfjs project, an open source module collection dedicated to geographic algorithms. It is maintained in the Turfjs/turf repository, where you can create PRs and issues.


Install this module individually:

$ npm install @turf/nearest-point-to-line

Or install the Turf module that includes it as a function:

$ npm install @turf/turf