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