Re: Address search algorithms

Actually, i had such a problem. You problem is
the adress normalization. We solved it by using an external resource:
google maps - they are really good at that.

When someone enters an address, you do a call to google maps to
retrieve the coodinates of an address and save the together with the

When someone enters a search string, you call google again to retrieve
coordinates and then you search you database for addresses with
that are within a certain radius.

If you know what your doing and you use a good geocoding-lib, thats
about 20-30 lines of code for both operations.

Florian G.