SPUG: Geocoding System

Peter Darley pdarley at kinesis-cem.com
Thu Mar 25 10:10:34 CST 2004

	The Geo::Tigerline module seems like it could be just what I have been
looking for.  I haven't had a chance to dig into it yet. :(
Peter Darley

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[mailto:spug-list-bounces at mail.pm.org]On Behalf Of James Moore
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To: 'Brian Hatch'; 'Fred Morris'
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Subject: RE: SPUG: Geocoding System

Last time I looked, the way to go was to grab the TIGER dataset from the US
Census.  The last update was in 1990, so it's somewhat out-of-date, but may
be good enough for your purposes.  (Lots of commercial products are based on
this data, but they do their own updates).  There's a Geo::TigerLine module
on CPAN that I'd take a look at, but the doc page says it's unfinished.

The data files give you a location (lat/long) for a street address range, so
actually doing the lookup should be trivial.

 - James
     james.moore at ziprealty.com

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