Welcome to Geocoding the World (in Perl)

Geocoding the World (in Perl)

By Alex Balhatchet (‎Kaoru‎) from London.pm
Date: Friday, 22 August 2014 13:20
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: geocoding

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At Nestoria we geocode our property listings: we take text input and turn it into a latitude and longitude. What's a good language for handling massive amounts of semi-random text data: Perl :-)

I will describe our approach to geocoding in detail, and share some fun examples of geocoding in challenging places like India and Mexico.

This code is not open source, but you can access it through our API at http://geocoder.opencagedata.com/ or using Geo::Coder::OpenCage


Attended by: Nicholas Clark, Bernhard Schmalhofer (‎bernhard‎), Michael Lush, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker (‎ilmari‎), Anton Berezin (‎Grrrr‎), Dmitry Karasik (‎McFist‎), Steffen Winkler (‎STEFFENW‎), StrayTaoist, David Leadbeater (‎dg‎), Peter Wise (‎vagnerr‎), Kang-min Liu (‎gugod‎), Jerome Eteve (‎jeteve‎), Ahti Nurminen (‎ade‎), Julien Fiegehenn (‎simbabque‎), Zhivko Zhelyazkov (‎ison‎), Adina Iulia Dumitru, Kerstin Puschke (‎titanoboa‎), Robert Rothenberg, Radek Kotowicz, Rikus Goodell, Simun Kodzoman (‎sime‎), Upasana Shukla (‎upasana‎), Xan Tronix (‎xan‎), Stefan Dragnev, Dimitar Mitov, Kamen Naydenov (‎pau4o‎), Michal Špaček (‎skim‎), Thomas Reifenberger, stoian iovchev, Jose Luis Martinez Torres, Borislav Nikolov (‎jackdoe‎), Vasil Sakarov, Manol Roujinov, Diana Vultur, Ioana Falcusan, Kalman Bodor, ignat ignatov, Ivan Ivanov (‎suricactus‎), Vladimir Vasilev,