[uf-discuss] Geo advocacy successes

digital spaghetti digitalspaghetti at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 12 11:29:33 PDT 2007

I've recently written and have been testing a CakePHP Yahoo geocoder
component and I can confirm that Yahoo! will let you geocode UK and
European address's, but currently will only return with a city-level
of granularity showing the city center (and my office is slap-bang in
the center of Glasgow, so managed to make me think it was working for
a while!).  This has thrown a spanner in the works for me as I need at
least postcode to street level for my application.

In the US so far with the address's I've used the best I have had back
is zip-level.

I've written a small tutorial for it and hopfully more people will
take it and use it to geocode ther CakePHP built sites.

Tane Piper

On 3/28/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message <JIxoL83rIaCGFwSP at pigsonthewing.org.uk>, Andy Mabbett
> <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> writes
> >   *    AddressFix <http://www.addressfix.com/> will now take and valid
> >        US postal address converted, within one day of request being
> >        submitted. They'll do other countries, as  and when Google adds
> >        the functionality.
> Not just US Addresses:
>    *    Countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France,
>         Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Japan (but only in Japanese),
>         Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, San
>         Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America and
>         the Vatican City.
>    *    For countries other than the UK, the British Isles and China it
>         provides geocoding for country names and city names (e.g.
>         "Nairobi, Kenya").
>    *    For UK, the British Isles and China an error is returned by
>         Google :-(
> (correct as of time of posting)
> --
> Andy Mabbett
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