Google Maps from street address

Hi all,

I am trying to create an app that when a street address (Street, city,
state, zip) is given, a map is displayed along with a point indication
where on that map the address is. I have done some quick searches, but
haven't found exactly what I am looking for. Anybody done anything like
this? Thanks,

-S

The lookup is called geocoding, and Google will do it for you. From
there dropping a point on a google map is not to involved.

http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/

Also check out the examples, they cover just about everything.

and if your willing to run Rails 1.2.something this might help
http://rubyforge.org/projects/ym4r/

Best of luck,
Aaron

I am trying to create an app that when a street address (Street, city,
state, zip) is given, a map is displayed along with a point indication
where on that map the address is. I have done some quick searches, but
haven't found exactly what I am looking for. Anybody done anything like
this? Thanks,

You'll need to understand geocoding, and you'll need to understand the
Google Maps API (JavaScript). Some googling with those terms, plus possibly
rails, will get you the information you need. I think there's some sort of
geocoding rails plugin out there, too, but I haven't used it.

-S

--Greg

rails, will get you the information you need. I think there’s some sort of

geocoding rails plugin out there, too, but I haven’t used it.

http://agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/search?search=geocode

I haven’t used any of those though.

Alain Ravet

Nathan Esquenazi wrote:

If it fits your needs, use GeoKit. It is exactly for this purpose. It
abstracts the api's so you can easily create a map based on a street
address.

URL: http://geokit.rubyforge.org/

One of my favorite plugins, used it many times. I am often amazed at how
rich and powerful these free rails plugins are.

That looks like exactly what I need. I haven't had a chance to play with
it, but over the next few days I will. Thansk everyone for your help.

-S

Take a look at this:
http://www.railslodge.com/ruby_gems/12-georuby

and http://www.railslodge.com/ruby_gems/13-graticule

and then http://www.railslodge.com/plugins/385-spatial-adapter

Those 3 combined currently work with edge rails and haver everything you
will need.