[R] Retrieving latitude and longitude via Google Maps API

Nutter, Benjamin NutterB at ccf.org
Tue Mar 16 20:42:18 CET 2010

Does anyone have any experience retrieving latitutde and longitude for
an address from the Google Maps API?  

I'd like to have an R script that submits a street address, city, state,
and zip code and returns the coordinates.  So far, I've been submitting
the coordinates from another program, then loading the coordinates in R
and merging them back into the data frame I want to use.  It'd be nice
to be able to do it all in one script, but I'm not comprehending the API
thing very well.

I'm using R 2.9.1 on Windows XP.  Any suggestions or pointers?


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