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09 November 2006

UK Addresses - Geocoded via Google Maps API

22 November
New UK Geocoding Addresses Service in Testing
http://mapperz.blogspot.com/2006/11/mapperz-requests-testers-for-uk.html

Final Update on this hot topic
http://hublog.hubmed.org/archives/001414.html

5pm
UPDATE No.2
For UK Geocoding of UK Postcodes is still possible via the Google AJAX Search
A very good Live example of this is Online Archaeology


1:45:05 pm
Mapperz from the mapperz blog
"Bugga"
1:45pm
Joel from the Google Map API Team
"There are no intended changes to the geocoding API - results in the UK and Japan should still be returning the 603 error code. We're tracking down the change now and hope to resolve it shortly. I'm sorry for the inconvenience!"

12 noon 9th November 2006.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Google Maps API have pulled the plug on UK Geocoding.

(It's all down to Crown Copyright of the Data - Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey)



UK Address Geocoding Blocked

UK Addresses - Geocoded via Google Maps API

UK Addresses Geocoded using Google Maps API
Finally but NOT any offical word on it from the Google Maps API Blog hence no linking URL
(on request only. mapperz@gmail.com subject:UK Geocoding)

but you can tinker with the code on your own webserver:


UK Addresses Geocoded Code
sorry beta blogger hates html code pasted in.

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5 Comments:

At Wednesday, November 08, 2006 1:28:00 pm, Blogger barryhunter said...

Why are you being so coy with the code? The code is exactly as in the documentation, loads of sites already have this functionality its just that it suddenly works in the UK :)

 
At Wednesday, November 08, 2006 1:42:00 pm, Blogger Mapperz said...

not coy just beta blogger will not display the code - it trys to display the map!

happy to post is but is messing the post about.

just be happy it supported now
(hence the blog post to make it know)

still waiting the official posting of it.
mapperz

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 8:36:00 am, Blogger paul said...

Tried it yesterday and it worked, but this morning its not working. Did google switch UK geocoding on by accident?

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 1:09:00 pm, Blogger Mapperz said...

yes, it was too good to be true.
It's a real shame, have had lots of interest on this subject.

Blame Crown Copyright.Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey have it.

This is stifleing for all UK geospatial data users.

It might have been left on during the updating from version 1 to version 2.

 
At Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:03:00 pm, Blogger Pintu said...

The code given in screenshot is not working for uk locations...

 

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