This add-on is operated by SimpleGeo

Build location-aware mobile and web applications easily and affordably


Last Updated: 19 March 2014

addons geo

SimpleGeo is a service that provide access to geospatial data and storage of geospatial data.

There are 3 main products:

  • SimpleGeo Context: Relevant contextual information such as geographic boundaries, weather, and demographics for any location.
  • SimpleGeo Places: A database of high-quality business listings and points of interest with local query abilities.
  • SimpleGeo Storage: A geographically aware, super-fast database in the cloud, tuned specifically for querying and storing location data.

You will also be using the SimpleGeo Ruby client. GitHub repo Documentation Tutorials


You can choose from ‘bronze’, ‘silver’, and ‘gold’. These correlate to SimpleGeo’s Basic, Plus, and Premium plans.

$ heroku addons:add simplegeo:bronze

Install the gem.

$ gem install simplegeo

Code it up!

require 'rubygems'
require 'pp'
require 'simplegeo'

context = SimpleGeo::Client.get_context(37.772445,-122.405913)
pp context