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jumpergate
Hey, great news, Google Maps API now has Reverse Gecoding and it works in the USA and UK (at least), the accuracy is really good, I got my door number from a range of 1-9, the street, town... Now I don't know if it can be cut up to place into the specific metadata fields (that's a current issue) but its Google, so they should have done good:


http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/services.html#ReverseGeocoding

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houdah
Hi!

Work on HoudahGeo 1.5 has started. The plan is to include Google's new reverse geocoding.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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jumpergate
Yipee, can you confirm that they split the data up into town, city, street...
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houdah
Hi!

There are two problems with the current solution:

1. It is not possible to distinguish between state, city, ...
2. In the HoudahGeo file format I did not plan for enough space to store these separately

I would expect Google's solution to provide better results. Though I have not looked yet.

The second problem is all mine and I still have to figure out a way around it.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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jumpergate
Well the feature's only just been introduced, the idea has been tried by a number of users before and one early attempt got a mention on the official Google blog, so they certainly do watch, listen and learn! I think this feature is well overdue and I think they spent a long time getting it to work i all countries, no such thing as America first now.

If the street and city.. cannot be seperated then complain, or let us on the boards know before hand so people can do something bout it. I did a quick look of the example code but it does not mean much to me, but I know people arn't goign to be happy until that feature's sorted out.

Having said that the "Geocoding via HTTP Requests" looks like it splits everything nicely.
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jumpergate
I've not been here for a while, is this now fixed in the recent updates?

Thanks.

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houdah
Hi!

Reverse geocoding using Google Maps was introduced in HoudahGeo 2.0. The current version is HoudahGeo 2.1.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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