Ed Freyfogle
and 1 contributors

NAME

Geo::Coder::OpenCage

VERSION

version 0.15

SYNOPSIS

    my $Geocoder = Geo::Coder::OpenCage->new(api_key => $my_api_key);

    my $result = $Geocoder->geocode(location => "Donostia");

DESCRIPTION

This module provides an interface to the OpenCage geocoding service.

For full details of the API visit https://opencagedata.com/api.

NAME

Geo::Coder::OpenCage - Geocode coordinates and addresses with the OpenCage Geocoder

METHODS

new

    my $Geocoder = Geo::Coder::OpenCage->new(api_key => $my_api_key);

Get your API key from https://opencagedata.com

geocode

Takes a single named parameter 'location' and returns a result hashref.

    my $result = $Geocoder->geocode(location => "Mudgee, Australia");

warns and returns undef if the query fails for some reason.

The OpenCage Geocoder has a few optional parameters

Supported Parameters

please see the OpenCage geocoder documentation. Most of the various optional parameters are supported. For example:

language

An IETF format language code (such as es for Spanish or pt-BR for Brazilian Portuguese); if this is omitted a code of en (English) will be assumed.

limit

Limits the maximum number of results returned. Default is 10.

countrycode

Provides the geocoder with a hint to the country that the query resides in. This value will help the geocoder but will not restrict the possible results to the supplied country.

The country code is a comma seperated list of 2 character code as defined by the ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 standard.

Not Supported
jsonp

This module always parses the response as a Perl data structure, so the jsonp option is never used.

As a full example:

    my $result = $Geocoder->geocode(
        location => "Псковская улица, Санкт-Петербург, Россия",
        language => "ru",
        countrycode => "ru",
    );

reverse_geocode

Takes two named parameters 'lat' and 'lng' and returns a result hashref.

    my $result = $Geocoder->reverse_geocode(lat => -22.6792, lng => 14.5272);

This method supports the optional parameters in the same way that geocode() does.

ENCODING

All strings passed to and recieved from Geo::Coder::OpenCage methods are expected to be character strings, not byte strings.

For more information see perlunicode.

SEE ALSO

This module was featured in the 2016 Perl Advent Calendar.

Ed Freyfogle from the OpenCage team gave an interview with Built in Perl about how Perl is used at OpenCage.

AUTHOR

Ed Freyfogle

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2017 OpenCage Data Ltd <cpan@opencagedata.com>

Please check out all our open source work over at https://github.com/opencagedata and our developer blog: https://blog.opencagedata.com

Thanks!

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.16 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

AUTHOR

edf <edf@opencagedata.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2018 by OpenCage Data Limited.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.