Ruby-to-C bindings for Uber's H3 library.
Please consult the H3 documentation for a full explanation of terminology and concepts.
Supported H3 Versions
The semantic versioning of this gem matches the versioning of the H3 C library. E.g. version
3.2.x of this gem is targeted for version
3.2.y of H3 C lib where
y are independent patch levels.
We have changed camel-case method names to snake-case, as per the Ruby convention.
In addition, some methods using the
get verb have been renamed i.e.
We have also suffixed predicate methods with a question mark, as per the Ruby convention, and removed
is from the name i.e.
This gem uses FFI to link directly into the H3 library (written in C).
The H3 library is packaged with the gem and is built as a native extension. H3 is not installed system-wide, so it will not interfere with any other versions you may have installed previously.
Before installing the gem, please install the build dependencies for your system as instructed here: https://github.com/uber/h3#install-build-time-dependencies
You can install the gem directly from RubyGems.org using
gem install h3
or add it to your Gemfile
# Gemfile gem "h3", "~> 3.2"
Require the gem in your code
Call H3 functions via the
H3.geo_to_h3([53.959130, -1.079230], 8).to_s(16) => "8819429a9dfffff" H3.h3_valid?("8819429a9dfffff".to_i(16)) => true H3.h3_pentagon?("8819429a9dfffff".to_i(16)) => false H3.h3_to_geo_boundary("8819429a9dfffff".to_i(16)) => [[53.962987505331384, -1.079984346847996], [53.9618315234061, -1.0870313428985856], [53.95744798515881, -1.0882421079017874], [53.95422067486053, -1.082406760751464], [53.955376670617454, -1.0753609232787642], [53.95975996282198, -1.074149274503605]]
Please read the Gem Documentation for a full reference of available methods.
The development environment requires the H3 library to be compiled from source before tests can be executed.
This is done automatically by the test suite. However, Rake tasks are provided to handle building H3 in a more fine-grained manner.
You can remove the compiled H3 library with
rake clean, or rebuild it with
The test suite exercises all the H3 functions.
Be aware that errors may be encountered if you have a locally cached H3 binary that's older than the version targeted. Try
rake rebuild and re-run
rake spec if this occurs.
Pull requests and issues are welcome! Please read the Contributing Guide for more info.