Socrata was acquired by Tyler Technologies in 2018 and is now the Data and Insights division of Tyler. The platform is still powered by the same software formerly known as Socrata but you will see references to Data & Insights going forward.



Returns the rows that have locations within a specified circle, measured in meters

Works with the following datatypes:

This function works with 2.0 and 2.1 endpoint(s). What does this mean? »

The within_circle(...) function is used in the $where parameter filter for Point or Location values within a given radius of a point. It accepts four parameters:

  • The field name of a Location or Point
  • The latitude of your central point
  • The longitude of your central point
  • The radius of the circle in meters

For example, to query for all of the Seattle Fire 911 Calls calls within 500 meters of the Socrata offices in Seattle:$where=within_circle(report_location, 47.59815, -122.334540, 500)