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NAME ^

Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps - Google Maps Geocoding API

VERSION ^

Version 0.4

SYNOPSIS ^

WARNING WARNING WARNING

        There is a huge API change between version 0.2 and 0.3 ! Please see the documentation of the geocode() method !

WARNING WARNING WARNING

This module provide Google Maps API. Please note that this module use Tatsuhiko Miyagawa's work on Geo::Coder::Google as base (http://search.cpan.org/~miyagawa/).

In fact it's a fork of Mr Miyagawa's module. Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps use the default JSON data type as default output but also support XML/KML.

The direct output of the geocode() method is no longer a Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps::Location but a Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps::Response. This one contains a list of Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps::Location objects which can be, individually, exported to any of the supported format.

        use Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps;
        
        my $gmap = Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps->new( apikey => 'abcd' , output => 'xml');
        my $response = $gmap->geocode(location => '88 rue du chateau, 92600, Asnières sur seine, France');
        if( $response->is_success() ){
                my $location = $response->placemarks()->[0];
                print $location->latitude,',',$location->longitude,"\n";
                $location->toKML()->toString(); # is absolutly equivalent to $location->toKML(1);
        }

FUNCTIONS ^

new

The object constructor it takes the following parameters :

        apikey : your Google API key (only parameter mandatory).
        ua : a LWP::UserAgent object. If not provided a new user agent is instanciates.
        host : the google map service url (default is: maps.google.com)
        output : the output method between xml, kml and json (csv support plan for futur release). Default is json.

Example:

        my $gmap = Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps->new( apikey => 'abcdef', host => 'maps.google.fr', output => 'xml');

geocode

WARNING WARNING WARNING

        There is a huge API change between version 0.2 and 0.3 ! This method do not returns placemarks directly anymore !!

WARNING WARNING WARNING

Get a location from the Google Maps API. It return a Geo::Coder::GoogleMaps::Response object.

        my $response = $gmap->geocode(location => '88 rue du chateau, 92600, Asnières sur seine, France');
        print $response->placemarks()->[0]->Serialize(1) if( $response->is_success() ) ;

Please note that for the moment the geocode methode rely on JSON::Syck to parse the Google's output and ask for result in JSON format.

In futur release the 'output' from the constructor will mainly be used to define the way you want this module get the data.

The dependency to JSON::Syck and XML::LibXML will be removed to be optionnal and dynamically load.

AUTHOR ^

Geo::Coder::Google (the original module) is from Tatsuhiko Miyagawa.

Arnaud Dupuis, <a.dupuis at infinityperl.org>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-geo-coder-googlemaps at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Geo-Coder-GoogleMaps. 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::GoogleMaps

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

Slaven Rezic (SREZIC) for all the patches and his useful reports on RT.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2007-2010 Arnaud DUPUIS, all rights reserved.

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

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