jdport at VERITIME.COM
Wed Apr 6 11:43:20 EDT 2005
You could do it on the fly, but it would be faster to read the addresses
from a database table, geocode them, and write the latitudes and longitudes
to a table ahead of time so that when you are generating the map all you
have to do is a database lookup to get the coordinates instead of executing
the geocoding script for each address every time a map is generated.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Smith" <paul.oduro at SPPS.ORG>
To: <MAPSERVER-USERS at LISTS.UMN.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: [UMN_MAPSERVER-USERS] Geocoding
> Hello All
> Will geo::coder::us do geocoding on the fly. I need to generate maps on
> fly for a school district so they can produce maps of where their students
> reside in the city for their different schools. In the future they would
> want to tie this to census data to do some socio-economic analyses. I have
> obtained the streetlines for the county in which the school district is
> Any help and comments on possible design would be very much appreciated.
> I have successfully installed mapserver on a suse linux box and both the
> Itasca and the Gmap demos are working flawlessly.
> On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 16:05:56 -0400, Jeff Portwine <jdport at VERITIME.COM>
>>The best solution I've been able to find so far is the perl library
>>geo::coder::us , which you can find at CPAN (http://search.cpan.org).
>>In order to use it, you will have to download the tiger data for the area
>>you want to geocode and make a db file with the import script that comes
>>with this library.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Mauricio Leon" <mleon at SCIENTIFICINFORMATICS.COM>
>>To: <MAPSERVER-USERS at LISTS.UMN.EDU>
>>Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 3:41 PM
>>Subject: [UMN_MAPSERVER-USERS] Geocoding
>>>I need to implement a method for translations between a US street address
>>> and a latlong coordinate (and vice versa) are there any openly available
>>> tools/technologies for this purpose?
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