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NAME ^

Geo::Coder::Yahoo - Geocode addresses with the Yahoo! API

SYNOPSIS ^

Provides a thin Perl interface to the Yahoo! Geocoding API.

    use Geo::Coder::Yahoo;

    my $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Yahoo->new(appid => 'my_app' );
    my $location = $geocoder->geocode( location => 'Hollywood and Highland, Los Angeles, CA' );

OFFICIAL API DOCUMENTATION ^

Read more about the API at http://developer.yahoo.net/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html.

Yahoo! says that this API is deprecated and suggest using the placefinder API instead. There's a module for that in Geo::Coder::Placefinder.

See also Geo::Coder::Many.

PROXY SETTINGS ^

We use the standard proxy setting environment variables via LWP. See the LWP documentation for more information.

METHODS ^

new

    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Yahoo->new(appid => $appid)

    $geocoder = Geo::Coder::Yahoo->new(
        appid => $appid,
        on_error => sub { ... },
        ua => LWP::UserAgent->new,
    )

Instantiates a new object.

appid specifies your Yahoo Application ID. You can register at http://api.search.yahoo.com/webservices/register_application.

If you don't specify it here you must specify it when calling geocode.

on_error specifies an error handler to be called if the HTTP response code does not indicate success. The subroutine is called with the geocode object as the first argument and the HTTP::Response object as the second. The return value from the subroutine is used as the return value from "geocode".

ua specifies the user agent object to use. If not set then a new LWP::UserAgent will be instanciated.

geocode( location => $location )

Parameters are the URI arguments documented on the Yahoo API page (location, street, city, state, zip). You usually just need one of them to get results.

geocode returns a reference to an array of results (an arrayref). More than one result may be returned if the given address is ambiguous.

Each result in the arrayref is a hashref with data like the following example:

    {
     'country' => 'US',
     'longitude' => '-118.3387',
     'state' => 'CA',
     'zip' => '90028',
     'city' => 'LOS ANGELES',
     'latitude' => '34.1016',
     'warning' => 'The exact location could not be found, here is the closest match: Hollywood Blvd At N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028',
     'address' => 'HOLLYWOOD BLVD AT N HIGHLAND AVE',
     'precision' => 'address'
     }
precision

The precision of the address used for geocoding, from specific street address all the way up to country, depending on the precision of the address that could be extracted. Possible values, from most specific to most general are:

address
street
zip+4
zip+2
zip
city
state
country
warning

If the exact address was not found, the closest available match will be noted here.

latitude

The latitude of the location.

longitude

The longitude of the location.

address

Street address of the result, if a specific location could be determined.

city

City in which the result is located.

state

State in which the result is located.

zip

Zip code, if known.

country

Country in which the result is located.

ua

    $ua = $geocoder->ua;

    $geocoder->ua( $new_ua );

Sets the user agent object to be used, if one is passed. Returns the user agent object.

AUTHOR ^

Ask Bjørn Hansen, <ask at develooper.com>

BUGS ^

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

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

Thanks to Yahoo for providing this free API.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2005-2010 Ask Bjoern Hansen, 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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