Geospatial Queries Using 'PyMongo'

Utilizes methods of the 'PyMongo' 'Python' library to initialize, insert and query 'GeoJson' data (see <> for more information on 'PyMongo'). Furthermore, it allows the user to validate 'GeoJson' objects and to use the console for 'MongoDB' (bulk) commands. The 'reticulate' package provides the 'R' interface to 'Python' modules, classes and functions.

The GeoMongo package utilizes methods of the PyMongo Python library to initialize, insert and query GeoJson data. Furthermore, it allows the user to validate GeoJson objects and to use the console for MongoDB (bulk) commands. The reticulate package provides the R interface to Python modules, classes and functions. More details on the functionality of GeoMongo can be found in the package Vignette.

System Requirements

Installation of the GeoMongo package

To install the package from CRAN use,


and to download the latest version from Github use the install_github function of the devtools package,

devtools::install_github(repo = 'mlampros/GeoMongo')

Use the following link to report bugs/issues,


GeoMongo 1.0.1

I fixed a bug in the geoInsert method of the geomongo class (replaced file.exists() with dir.exists() for a folder of files). I added an ellipsis in mongodb_console() function to allow for additional parameters for the system() (unix) and shell() (windows) command line functions.

GeoMongo 1.0.0

Reference manual

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1.0.1 by Lampros Mouselimis, a year ago

Report a bug at

Browse source code at

Authors: Lampros Mouselimis <[email protected]>

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Apache License 2.0 license

Imports reticulate, R6, geojsonR, data.table

Suggests testthat, covr, knitr, rmarkdown

System requirements: MongoDB (>= 3.4.0), Python (>= 2.7). Installation instructions and links can be found in the README file.

See at CRAN