News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Sameer Borate's Blog:
Geographical information lookup using GeoNames
April 19, 2010 @ 08:25:01

New on his blog today Sameer Borate has posted a new tutorial about using the GeoNames web service to look up geographical information about your visitors (and help with targeting the experience just for them).

Geographical information integration is rapidly becoming an integral part of many websites. People use geographic data for a wide variety of applications. From location based content targeting, censoring information by geographic areas to analyzing website traffic by region. It is surprising how much free geographic information is available on the web. GeoNames is one such service.

The database is released under a Creative Commons license, so it's available to all and getting the libraries installed to use it is a single "pear install" command away. He includes code showing how to make a sample search for cities, countries and "neighbors" as well as just performing a generic search off the data. He also throws in a method for accessing the information via jQuery (an ajax call)

0 comments voice your opinion now!
geographical geonames webservice lookup tutorial


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

IBM developerWorks: PHP frameworks, Part 1: Getting started with three popular frameworks

AnyExample.com: Downloading files from Amazon S3

Bob Majdak's Blog: Making images transparent using Imagick - enter the pixel iterator

WeberDev.com: PHP 101 (part 14): Going To The Polls

Andrew Johnstone's Blog: Lock Files in PHP & Bash


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


library podcast package interview voicesoftheelephpant update community framework release tool security version opinion composer mvc laravel series introduction language symfony

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework