Distance to Water


Finding a house in a good location

can be difficult

What started as a personal quest for a waterfront summer house turned into an API used by Hemnet.se, one of the top five most used websites in Sweden.

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Hemnet is Sweden's favorite 

property portal

2 million unique visitors come each week to buy, sell or dream about a new home.

You can search for your next apartment or holiday house using a number of different filters, but there was one that was missing.

We made an API to find houses

based on distance to water

A GeoJSON REST API based on processed Open Street Maps data. It can return how far a set of coordinates are from a water, as well as specifying whether the water is a lake, river or the sea. It also returns meta data such as the size of the water, its name, its cardinal direction and whether the coordinates are located on an island.

Hemnet has implemented

a distance to water search

We're thrilled that Hemnet decided to implement a disctance to water search based on our API. We hope their users will love it.

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