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Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Maps And Global Positioning System (GPS)    
Latest version: v0.3.1

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Geo2Tz

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A self-host-able service to get the timezone given geo coordinates (lat/long)

It does it by exposing the library from github.com/evanoberholster/timezoneLookup

Tz data comes from github.com/evansiroky/timezone-boundary-builder (release 2020d)

Motivations

Geo coordinates might be a sensible information to share in many context, and I needed a self-hosted solution to ensure that coordinates where not leaked to 3rd party services. On another side this feature is nicely self contained and having one service to expose it spares the effort to bundle the tz database everywhere.

API

the services exposes only one API:

GET /tz/${LATITUDE}/${LONGITUDE}

that returns a json reply (http/200):

{
    "tz": "${TIMEZONE}",
    "coords": {
        "lat": ${LATITUDE},
        "lon": ${LONGITUDE}
    }
}

or in case of errors (http/4**):

{
    "message": "${DESCRIPTION}"
}

Authorization

Geo2Tz supports a basic token authorization mechanism, if the configuration value for web.auth_token_value is a non empty string, geo2tz will check the query parameter value to authorize incoming requests.

For example running the service with:

docker run -p 2004:2004 -e GEO2TZ_WEB_AUTH_TOKEN_VALUE=secret noandrea/geo2tz

will enable authorization:

> curl http://localhost:2004/tz/41.902782/12.496365
{"message":"unauthorized"}
> curl http://localhost:2004/tz/41.902782/12.496365\?t\=secret
{"coords":{"lat":41.902782,"lon":12.496365},"tz":"Europe/Rome"}

Docker

Docker image is available at geo2tzt

docker run -p 2004:2004 github.com/noandrea/geo2tz/geo2tz

The image is built on scratch, the image size is ~76mb:

  • ~11mb the application
  • ~62mb the tz data

Docker compose

Docker compose yaml example

version: '3'
services:
  geo2tz:
    container_name: geo2tz
    image: github.com/noandrea/geo2tz/geo2tz
    ports:
    - 2004:2004
    # uncomment to enable authorization via request token
    # environment:
    # - GEO2TZ_WEB_AUTH_TOKEN_VALUE=somerandomstringhere
    # - GEO2TZ_WEB_AUTH_TOKEN_PARAM_NAME=t
    # - GEO2TZ_WEB_LISTEN_ADDRESS=":2004"

K8s

Kubernetes configuration example:

---
# Deployment
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  labels:
    app: geo2tz
  name: geo2tz
spec:
  replicas: 1
  revisionHistoryLimit: 3
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      app: geo2tz
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        app: geo2tz
    spec:
      containers:
      - env:
        # if this var is not empty it will enabled token authorization for requests
        #- name: GEO2TZ_WEB_AUTH_TOKEN_VALUE
        #  value: "secretsmaybebetter" # default is empty
        #- name: GEO2TZ_WEB_AUTH_TOKEN_PARAM_NAME
        #  value: "t" # default value
        #- name: GEO2TZ_WEB_LISTEN_ADDRESS
        #  value: ":2004" # default value
        image: github.com/noandrea/geo2tz/geo2tz:latest
        imagePullPolicy: Always
        name: geo2tz
        ports:
        - name: http
          containerPort: 2004
---
# Service
# the service for the above deployment
apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  name: geo2tz-service
spec:
  type: ClusterIP
  ports:
  - name: http
    port: 80
    protocol: TCP
    targetPort: http
  selector:
    app: geo2tz