Yahoo Geocoding in ruby…

Find lattitude and longitude of any address

Yahoo just released a new beta of their maps webservice. Here is a small ruby script (inspired by Rasmus's PHP code ) that I wrote that returns Lattitude, Longitude of the address provided...

require 'open-uri'
require "rexml/document"
include REXML
url='http://api.local.yahoo.com/MapsService/V1/geocode?appid=yahoomap.rb&location='
puts 'Enter Location: '
address=gets
address=URI.escape(address)
result=URI(url+address).read
doc = Document.new result
r=doc.elements["/ResultSet/Result"]
print "Precision: ", r.attributes["precision"],"\n"
r.children.each { |c| print c.name, " : ",c.text,"\n"}

Update: Here is a link to the script in github or to the .

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