I was driving past a McDonald’s in Ireland last week and it got me thinking about the farthest distance you can be from a McDonald’s in Ireland. This has been attempted by others before me for the UK and the United States etc. but I can’t find anything on Ireland so I will give it a go. This post is just a quick post on how to download the relevant GeoJSON file. I will use to download the McDonald’s locations.

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I then used the wizard to look for McDonald’s in Ireland, created a bounding box for Ireland and ran the query, the below was the result.

McDonald's Locations in Ireland
McDonald’s Locations in Ireland


This was then exported as a GeoJSON file, in my next post I’ll load this as a table into a PostGIS database and find the farthest point from a McDonald’s in Ireland.