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NAME

Geo::Coder::Bing - Geocode addresses with the Bing Maps API

SYNOPSIS

    use Geo::Coder::Bing;

    my $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Bing->new(key => 'Your Bing Maps key');
    my $location = $geocoder->geocode(
        location => 'Hollywood and Highland, Los Angeles, CA'
    );

DESCRIPTION

The Geo::Coder::Bing module provides an interface to the Bing Maps geocoding service.

METHODS

new

    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Bing->new('Your Bing Maps key')
    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Bing->new(
        key   => 'Your Bing Maps key',
        # https => 1,
        # debug => 1,
    )

Creates a new geocoding object.

A Bing Maps key can be obtained here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff428642.aspx.

Accepts an optional https parameter for securing network traffic.

Accepts an optional ua parameter for passing in a custom LWP::UserAgent object.

geocode

    $location = $geocoder->geocode(location => $location)
    @locations = $geocoder->geocode(location => $location)

In scalar context, this method returns the first location result; and in list context it returns all location results.

Any additional arguments will added to the request parameters. See the Bing Maps documention for the list of available parameters. An example:

    @locations = $geocoder->geocode(
        location            => $location,
        includeNeighborhood => 1,
        maxResults          => 20,
    )

Each location result is a hashref; a typical example looks like:

    {
        __type =>
            "Location:http://schemas.microsoft.com/search/local/ws/rest/v1",
        address => {
            addressLine   => "Hollywood Blvd & N Highland Ave",
            adminDistrict => "CA",
            countryRegion => "United States",
            formattedAddress =>
                "Hollywood Blvd & N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028",
            locality   => "Los Angeles",
            postalCode => 90028,
        },
        bbox => [
            "34.0977008647939", "-118.344888641665",
            "34.1054262999352", "-118.332449571785",
        ],
        confidence => "High",
        entityType => "RoadIntersection",
        name  => "Hollywood Blvd & N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028",
        point => {
            coordinates => [ "34.1015635823646", "-118.338669106725" ],
            type        => "Point",
        },
    }

response

    $response = $geocoder->response()

Returns an HTTP::Response object for the last submitted request. Can be used to determine the details of an error.

ua

    $ua = $geocoder->ua()
    $ua = $geocoder->ua($ua)

Accessor for the UserAgent object.

NOTES

Starting with version 0.08, this module uses the REST API instead of the AJAX API. Backwards compatibility has been maintained, but its usage by this module is now deprecated, hence a warning is issued when a key is not provided to the constructor. Also note that the structure of the data returned from both APIs differs slightly.

SEE ALSO

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701711.aspx

Geo::Coder::Bing::Bulk

REQUESTS AND BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Geo-Coder-Bing. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Geo::Coder::Bing

You can also look for information at:

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2009-2014 gray <gray at cpan.org>, all rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHOR

gray, <gray at cpan.org>




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