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NAME

Geo::Coder::Mapquest - Geocode addresses with Mapquest

SYNOPSIS

    use Geo::Coder::Mapquest;

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

DESCRIPTION

The Geo::Coder::Mapquest module provides an interface to the Mapquest Geocoding Web Service.

METHODS

new

    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Mapquest->new(apikey => 'Your API key')
    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Mapquest->new(
        apikey => 'Your API key'
        https  => 1,
        debug  => 1,
    )

Creates a new geocoding object.

A valid developer 'apikey' is required. See "NOTES" on how to obtain one and set it up.

Accepts an optional open parameter for using the open data platform.

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.

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

    {
        adminArea1         => "US",
        adminArea1Type     => "Country",
        adminArea3         => "CA",
        adminArea3Type     => "State",
        adminArea4         => "Los Angeles County",
        adminArea4Type     => "County",
        adminArea5         => "Los Angeles",
        adminArea5Type     => "City",
        displayLatLng      => { lat => "34.10155", lng => "-118.33869" },
        dragPoint          => 0,
        geocodeQuality     => "INTERSECTION",
        geocodeQualityCode => "I1CAA",
        latLng             => { lat => "34.10155", lng => "-118.33869" },
        linkId             => 0,
        mapUrl             => "http://www.mapquestapi.com/staticmap/v3/getmap?type=map&size=225,160&pois=purple-1,34.10155,-118.33869,0,0|&center=34.10155,-118.33869&zoom=12&key=Dmjtd|lu612ha7ng,ag=o5-5at2u&rand=1659284599",
        postalCode         => 90028,
        providedLocation   => "Hollywood and Highland, Los Angeles, CA",
        sideOfStreet       => "N",
        street             => "Hollywood Blvd & N Highland Ave",
        type               => "s",
    }

batch

    @results = $geocoder->batch(locations => [ $location, ... ])

Allows up to 100 locations to be geocoded in the same request. Returns a list of results, each of which is a reference to a list of locations. Will croak if more than 100 locations are given.

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

An API key can be obtained here: http://developer.mapquest.com/web/info/account/app-keys.

After obtaining a key, you must enable the Blank Referers option for the account.

Note that Mapquest already url-encodes the key, so the geocoder constructor will prevent it from being doubly-encoded. Ensure you do not decode it yourself before passing it to the constructor.

International (non-US) queries do not appear to be fully supported by the service at this time.

SEE ALSO

http://www.mapquestapi.com/geocoding/

http://developer.mapquest.com/web/tools/getting-started/platform/licensed-vs-open

REQUESTS AND BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Geo-Coder-Mapquest. 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::Mapquest

You can also look for information at:

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2009-2013 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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