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Nigel Horne

NAME

Geo::Coder::Free - Provides a geocoding functionality using free databases of towns

VERSION

Version 0.04

SYNOPSIS

      use Geo::Coder::Free;

      my $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Free->new();
      my $location = $geocoder->geocode(location => 'Ramsgate, Kent, UK');

DESCRIPTION

Geo::Coder::Free provides an interface to free databases.

Refer to the source URL for licencing information for these files cities.csv is from https://www.maxmind.com/en/free-world-cities-database admin1.db is from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/admin1CodesASCII.txt admin2.db is from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/admin2Codes.txt

See also http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/allCountries.zip

To significantly speed this up, gunzip cities.csv and run it through the db2sql script to create an SQLite file.

METHODS

new

    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Free->new();

geocode

    $location = $geocoder->geocode(location => $location);

    print 'Latitude: ', $location->{'latt'}, "\n";
    print 'Longitude: ', $location->{'longt'}, "\n";

    # TODO:
    # @locations = $geocoder->geocode('Portland, USA');
    # diag 'There are Portlands in ', join (', ', map { $_->{'state'} } @locations);
        

reverse_geocode

    $location = $geocoder->reverse_geocode(latlng => '37.778907,-122.39732');

To be done.

ua

Does nothing, here for compatibility with other geocoders

AUTHOR

Nigel Horne <njh@bandsman.co.uk>

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

BUGS

Lots of lookups fail at the moment.

SEE ALSO

VWF, Maxmind and geonames.

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2017 Nigel Horne.

The program code is released under the following licence: GPL for personal use on a single computer. All other users (including Commercial, Charity, Educational, Government) must apply in writing for a licence for use from Nigel Horne at `<njh at nigelhorne.com>`.