Geocoder Component

Since Camel 2.12

Only producer is supported

The Geocoder component is used for looking up geocodes (latitude and longitude) for a given address, or reverse lookup. The component uses the Java API for Google Geocoder library.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-geocoder</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

URI format

geocoder:address:name[?options]
geocoder:latlng:latitude,longitude[?options]

Options

The Geocoder component supports 3 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

bridgeErrorHandler (consumer)

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

boolean

The Geocoder endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

geocoder:address:latlng

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (2 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

address

The geo address which should be prefixed with address:

String

latlng

The geo latitude and longitude which should be prefixed with latlng:

String

Query Parameters (15 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

headersOnly (producer)

Whether to only enrich the Exchange with headers, and leave the body as-is.

false

boolean

language (producer)

The language to use.

en

String

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the endpoint should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

proxyAuthDomain (proxy)

Domain for proxy NTML authentication

String

proxyAuthHost (proxy)

Optional host for proxy NTML authentication

String

proxyAuthMethod (proxy)

Authentication method for proxy, either as Basic, Digest or NTLM.

String

proxyAuthPassword (proxy)

Password for proxy authentication

String

proxyAuthUsername (proxy)

Username for proxy authentication

String

proxyHost (proxy)

The proxy host name

String

proxyPort (proxy)

The proxy port number

Integer

apiKey (security)

To use google apiKey

String

clientId (security)

To use google premium with this client id

String

clientKey (security)

To use google premium with this client key

String

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel.springboot</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-geocoder-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 4 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.geocoder.basic-property-binding

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

Boolean

camel.component.geocoder.bridge-error-handler

Allows for bridging the consumer to the Camel routing Error Handler, which mean any exceptions occurred while the consumer is trying to pickup incoming messages, or the likes, will now be processed as a message and handled by the routing Error Handler. By default the consumer will use the org.apache.camel.spi.ExceptionHandler to deal with exceptions, that will be logged at WARN or ERROR level and ignored.

false

Boolean

camel.component.geocoder.enabled

Enable geocoder component

true

Boolean

camel.component.geocoder.lazy-start-producer

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

Boolean

Exchange data format

Camel will deliver the body as a com.google.code.geocoder.model.GeocodeResponse type.
And if the address is "current" then the response is a String type with a JSON representation of the current location.

If the option headersOnly is set to true then the message body is left as-is, and only headers will be added to the Exchange.

Message Headers

Header Description

CamelGeoCoderStatus

Mandatory. Status code from the geocoder library. If status is GeocoderStatus.OK then additional headers is enriched

CamelGeoCoderAddress

The formatted address

CamelGeoCoderLat

The latitude of the location.

CamelGeoCoderLng

The longitude of the location.

CamelGeoCoderLatlng

The latitude and longitude of the location. Separated by comma.

CamelGeoCoderCity

The city long name.

CamelGeoCoderRegionCode

The region code.

CamelGeoCoderRegionName

The region name.

CamelGeoCoderCountryLong

The country long name.

CamelGeoCoderCountryShort

The country short name.

CamelGeoCoderPostalCode

The postal code.

Notice not all headers may be provided depending on available data and mode in use (address vs latlng).

Samples

In the example below we get the latitude and longitude for Paris, France

  from("direct:start")
    .to("geocoder:address:Paris, France")

If you provide a header with the CamelGeoCoderAddress then that overrides the endpoint configuration, so to get the location of Copenhagen, Denmark we can send a message with a headers as shown:

template.sendBodyAndHeader("direct:start", "Hello", GeoCoderConstants.ADDRESS, "Copenhagen, Denmark");

To get the address for a latitude and longitude we can do:

  from("direct:start")
    .to("geocoder:latlng:40.714224,-73.961452")
    .log("Location ${header.CamelGeocoderAddress} is at lat/lng: ${header.CamelGeocoderLatlng} and in country ${header.CamelGeoCoderCountryShort}")

Which will log

Location 285 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA is at lat/lng: 40.71412890,-73.96140740 and in country US

To get the current location you can use "current" as the address as shown:

  from("direct:start")
    .to("geocoder:address:current")