Exclusive - Reverse Geocoding using Google Maps API only!
Exclusive - ALL New! Reverse Geocoding using Google Maps API only!
Google Maps is great! and the programmers that take the API and do find and create useful applications. Like this Reverse Geocoding
What is reverse geocoding?
"The conversion of latitude and longitude coordinate data of locations into descriptive addresses"
Try it out here
Thanks to Nico Goeminne for finding this algorithm and giving Mapperz the chance to suggest and give exclusive feedback on this incredible function.
"I checked with a product manager and he looked through our licensing
agreements. The conclusion is that as long as you're not using the
reverse geocoder for real-time tracking of any kind, then you're okay
to use it."
Please use it - suggest comments, feedback always welcome.
Nico's idea came from this
"Google Maps is great! One day I was working on a treasure hunting game, it combined both real world as virtual items placed in and around the very nice city of Ghent (Belgium). At regular times I told them the location (GPS) of an item, so they could go out hunt. Some of them complained because they didn't have a GPS and couldn't find an online tool to convert the GPS coordinates to an address. "No problem I said, I'll fix one up", at that time I did not cross my mind that GM couldn't reverse geocode since before all things I ever needed were just there in that great API. So I was kinda disappointed when I read trough the documentation and even more when I searched the net on the subject. So in the end, I decided to give a try myself and see if I could figure out something and then I stroke me : The GM API has reverse geocoding capabilities. They just call it Driving Directions! Google Maps is great! "
Thanks and all credit to Nico - Excellent Job!
Mapperz Tests a UK version of this method (demo)