[R] Retrieving latitude and longitude via Google Maps API
Greg.Snow at imail.org
Wed Mar 17 18:07:25 CET 2010
You may want to look at http://www.openstreetmap.org/ or http://maps.cloudmade.com/ instead of google maps. I don't know if they give the same detail/searches, but open source sites tend to be easier to work with and have fewer restrictions on use. While I like the google maps, I tend to not use them for anything other than personal browsing since I am not sure about the legal/copyright issues.
Hope this helps,
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
greg.snow at imail.org
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> Subject: [R] Retrieving latitude and longitude via Google Maps API
> 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,
> 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
> thing very well.
> I'm using R 2.9.1 on Windows XP. Any suggestions or pointers?
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