News Feed
Sections




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

Aaron McGowan' Blog:
Geocoding search terms with Bing Maps
November 17, 2010 @ 12:28:40

Aaron McGowan has a new post to his blog that looks at the work he's done interfacing with the Bing Maps API to do some geocoding for Emitter.ca.

One of the key features which was required for Emitter.ca, was the ability to geocode search terms like street addresses, cities, and postal codes, that a user enters so that Emitter.ca could easily return facilities that are nearby. To do this, we leveraged Bing Maps's API for performing the Geocode lookup. Microsoft offers a variety of APIs for allowing your application to interact with Bing Maps, however, for Geocoding search terms, we utilized Bing's SOAP API.

He shares the class he uses to pull the information out of the Bing Maps SOAP response and push the details into the properties of a class. The simpel class made interfacing with the API an easy task and allowed for string-based lookups on just about anywhere (like "Toronto, Ontario").

0 comments voice your opinion now!
geocode search bing maps soap api


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

NETTUTS.com: How to Create a Mashup by Combining 3 Different APIs

DevShed: Building a Search Engine with MySQL and PHP 5

IBM developerWorks: Build a Web service with PHP

TopWebNews.com: Web Services and PHP

SitePoint PHP Blog: Using Solarium with SOLR for Search - Setup


Community Events





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


introduction voicesoftheelephpant library tool laravel security series conference interview language symfony community opinion artisanfiles version list podcast release composer framework

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