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NAME

Geo::Coder::Multimap - Geocode addresses with the Multimap Open API

SYNOPSIS

    use Geo::Coder::Multimap;

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

DESCRIPTION

The Geo::Coder::Multimap module provides an interface to the geocoding functionality of the Multimap Open API.

METHODS

new

    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Multimap->new(apikey => 'Your API Key')

Creates a new geocoding object.

An API key can be obtained here: https://www.multimap.com/openapi/signup/.

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

geocode

    $location = $geocoder->geocode(location => $loc)
    $location = $geocoder->geocode(location => $loc, country => $code)
    @locations = $geocoder->geocode(location => $loc)

The location string should either include the country or the country paramter should be given. Note, the country parameter will produce better results in most cases.

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

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

    {
        'geocode_quality' => '3a',
        'point'           => {
            'lat' => '34.10156',
            'lon' => '-118.33872'
        },
        'zoom_factor' => 14,
        'address'     => {
            'postal_code'  => '90028',
            'country_code' => 'US',
            'areas'        => [ 'HOLLYWOOD', 'CA' ],
            'display_name' => 'HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90028'
        },
        'geocode_score' => '0.409'
    }

ua

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

Accessor for the UserAgent object.

SEE ALSO

http://www.multimap.com/openapidocs/1.2/web_service/ws_geocoding.htm

Geo::Coder::Bing, Geo::Coder::Google, Geo::Coder::Mapquest, Geo::Coder::Yahoo

REQUESTS AND BUGS

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

You can also look for information at:

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2009 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>