turf point-to-line-distance module

Usage no npm install needed!

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




Returns the minimum distance between a Point and a LineString, being the distance from a line the minimum distance between the point and any segment of the LineString.


  • pt (Feature<Point> | Array<number>) Feature or Geometry
  • line Feature<LineString> GeoJSON Feature or Geometry
  • options Object Optional parameters (optional, default {})
    • options.units string can be anything supported by turf/convertLength, eg degrees, radians, miles, or kilometers (optional, default 'kilometers')
    • options.method string wehther to calculate the distance based on geodesic (spheroid) or planar (flat) method. Valid options are 'geodesic' or 'planar'. (optional, default 'geodesic')


var pt = turf.point([0, 0]);
var line = turf.lineString([[1, 1],[-1, 1]]);

var distance = turf.pointToLineDistance(pt, line, {units: 'miles'});

Returns number distance between point and line

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/point-to-line-distance

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

$ npm install @turf/turf