Geocoder is a library for Ruby developers and a command-line utility
that helps with converting street addresses (U.S. only for now, I’m
afraid) to geographic coordinate pairs, specifically, latitude &
Read the docs at:
The library is useful for developers who want to incorporate geocoding
into their Ruby applications; the command-line utility, `geocode’, is
useful for one-offs, shell scripts, and non-Ruby apps.
The library is a wrapper for various geocoding web services. The two
services currently utilized are 1) Yahoo! Maps Geocoding API, and 2)
geocoder.us (looking your way, GMaps!).
$ geocode “1600 pennsylvania ave nw washington dc”
Address: 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW
ZIP Code: 20502-0001
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