Monday, April 20, 2009

Geocoding, Geogoogle, JGeoCoder

What is Geocoding?
Geocoding is the process of converting addresses (like "1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA") into geographic coordinates (like latitude 37.423021 and longitude -122.083739), which you can use to place markers or position the map. The Google Maps API Geocoding Service provides a direct way to access a geocoder via an HTTP request.

GeoGoogle is an address standardization API. It standardizes addresses by utilizing google's geocoding service. You get a free geocoder service and an address standardizer all thanks to google.

This project is a client API to google's geocoding service, if you are looking for a offline solution (which has no usage limit), take a look at jgeocoder.

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