Alternatives: turf, leaflet
geodist is a lightweight package specifically designed for calculating straight-line distances between two points on the Earth's surface. On the other hand, geolib is a more comprehensive library that provides a wide range of features for geospatial calculations, including distance, bounding box, and coordinate manipulation.
Ease of Use
geodist is a simple and straightforward library with a minimalistic API that focuses solely on distance calculations. It has a smaller learning curve and is easier to integrate into projects with basic geolocation needs. geolib, while more feature-rich, has a more extensive API and may require more time and effort to learn and configure.
geolib provides a broader spectrum of geospatial calculation features, including distance calculation, point in polygon checks, coordinate transformation, and more. It also supports different coordinate systems. geodist, on the other hand, is lightweight and specifically optimized for distance calculations, offering simpler and faster performance in that particular area.
geodist is highly optimized for calculating straight-line distances, making it faster and more efficient than geolib in this specific scenario. However, geolib's additional features may introduce some overhead, so it may result in slightly lower performance for distance calculations.
Both geodist and geolib have active communities, but geolib has a larger user base and a more active GitHub repository, which indicates better community support, bug fixes, and enhancements.