Wayfaring.com thanks you :-) This appears to be much more flexible
than the system we're currently using (and it's not written in Perl!)

-PJ
http://pjhyett.com

On 2/8/06, Paul Smith <paul / cnt.org> wrote:
> Geocoder is a library for Ruby developers and a command-line utility
> that helps with converting street addresses (U.S. only for now, I'm
> afraid) to geographic coordinate pairs, specifically, latitude &
> longitude.
>
> http://rubyforge.org/projects/geocoder/
>
> Read the docs at:
>
> http://geocoder.rubyforge.org/
>
> The library is useful for developers who want to incorporate geocoding
> into their Ruby applications; the command-line utility, `geocode', is
> useful for one-offs, shell scripts, and non-Ruby apps.
>
> The library is a wrapper for various geocoding web services. The two
> services currently utilized are 1) Yahoo! Maps Geocoding API, and 2)
> geocoder.us (looking your way, GMaps!).
>
> CLI example:
>
> $ geocode "1600 pennsylvania ave nw washington dc"
> Latitude: 38.8987
> Longitude: -77.037223
> Address: 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW
> City: WASHINGTON
> State: DC
> ZIP Code: 20502-0001
>
> -Paul
>
> --
> Paul Smith
> aim: thaislump
> Center for Neighborhood Technology
> Technology Director, Wireless Community Networks
> Chicago IL, USA
>
>