2 New Geocoding APIs

John Musser
Nov. 01 2005, 12:25AM EST

Two mapping/geocoding APIs have been recently added to the database:

  • Ontok: Provides a mechanism for geocoding the latitude and longitude of any US address. The data is based on the US Census 2004 Second Edition TIGER/LineĀ® Files. Here's an example of the White House. The service is accessible via REST, SOAP and JavaScript APIs. See also the nice mashup UI with Google Maps where you can click on the lower left Input Addresses to navigate.
  • ZeeMaps: If you need to geocode addresses outside of the US, ZeeMaps can help. Given an international city, state (optional), and country combination, the service will return a set of latitude, longitudes (along with corrected city, state, country information). They offer REST, XML-RPC and SOAP interfaces.
John Musser