15 October 2006

UK Geocoding and Map Search Integration

Google Maps and Google AJAX Search API's brought together by Online Archaeology to produce a UK geocoding map.

A quote from Online Archaeology:

"Since it was pointed out to me that using the Yahoo! Geocoder was against Y! Terms of Use I looked at the Google Search API. I hadn’t thought about this till mapperz mentioned it on the Maps API group.

The Google Search API allows you to search for a location by passing in either postcode or town. Here’s the documentation and here’s the example I used to get it working.

I narrowed the search to Local only, but it can search for web, video, blogs and news."

The Map

AJAX results on the left, Map result on the right

Its nice to see a working integration of the search and mapping.

Well done Online Archaeology

contact mapperz (@gmail.com) if your site(s) run a similiar mapping search solution.

Reverse geocoding is simply the opposite of entering a town or postcode/zipcode, by just click on the map an address is returned.

An example of reverse geocoding is here (USA only) credit to maps.huge.info


At Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:48:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reverse Geocoding for the UK is available here: http://www.nearby.org.uk/api/ to sector Postcode level (to full postcode by prior arrangement)


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