Nigel Horne

NAME

Geo::Coder::US::Census - Provides a Geo-Coding functionality for the US using https://geocoding.geo.census.gov

VERSION

Version 0.05

SYNOPSIS

      use Geo::Coder::US::Census;

      my $geo_coder = Geo::Coder::US::Census->new();
      my $location = $geo_coder->geocode(location => '4600 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, MD');
      # Sometimes the server gives a 500 error on this
      $location = $geo_coder->geocode(location => '4600 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, MD, USA');

DESCRIPTION

Geo::Coder::US::Census provides an interface to geocoding.geo.census.gov. Geo::Coder::US no longer seems to work.

METHODS

new

    $geo_coder = Geo::Coder::US::Census->new();
    my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new();
    $ua->env_proxy(1);
    $geo_coder = Geo::Coder::US::Census->new(ua => $ua);

geocode

    $location = $geo_coder->geocode(location => $location);
    # @location = $geo_coder->geocode(location => $location);

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

ua

Accessor method to get and set UserAgent object used internally. You can call env_proxy for example, to get the proxy information from environment variables:

  $geo_coder->ua()->env_proxy(1);

You can also set your own User-Agent object:

  $geo_coder->ua(LWP::UserAgent::Throttled->new());

reverse_geocode

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

# Similar to geocode except it expects a latitude/longitude parameter.

Not supported.

run

You can also run this module from the command line:

    perl Census.pm 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

AUTHOR

Nigel Horne <njh@bandsman.co.uk>

Based on Geo::Coder::GooglePlaces.

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

Lots of thanks to the folks at geocoding.geo.census.gov.

BUGS

Should be called Geo::Coder::NA for North America.

SEE ALSO

Geo::Coder::GooglePlaces, HTML::GoogleMaps::V3

https://www.census.gov/data/developers/data-sets/Geocoding-services.html

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2017,2018 Nigel Horne.

This program is released under the following licence: GPL2