Analytics Toolbox for BigQuery

Analytics Toolbox for BigQuery

placekey

Placekey is a free and open universal standard identifier for any physical place, so that the data pertaining to those places can be shared across organizations easily. Since Placekey is based on H3, here we offer a way to transform to and from that index and delegate any extra functionality to H3 itself.

You can learn more about Placekey on their website or in the Overview section of this documentation.

PLACEKEY_FROMH3

Description

Returns the placekey equivalent to the given H3 index.

  • h3index: STRING H3 identifier.

Return type

STRING

Example

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SELECT `carto-os`.carto.PLACEKEY_FROMH3('847b59dffffffff');
-- @ff7-swh-m49

PLACEKEY_ISVALID

Description

Returns a boolean value true when the given string represents a valid Placekey, false otherwise.

  • placekey: STRING Placekey identifier.

Return type

BOOLEAN

Examples

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SELECT `carto-os`.carto.PLACEKEY_ISVALID('@ff7-swh-m49');
-- true
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SELECT `carto-os`.carto.PLACEKEY_ISVALID('ff7-swh-m49');
-- true
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SELECT `carto-os`.carto.PLACEKEY_ISVALID('x');
-- false

PLACEKEY_TOH3

Description

Returns the H3 index equivalent to the given placekey.

  • placekey: STRING Placekey identifier.

Return type

STRING

Example

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SELECT `carto-os`.carto.PLACEKEY_TOH3('@ff7-swh-m49');
-- 8a7b59dffffffff
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