The Geocoder Ruby SDK by Alex Reisner allows developers to perform forward and reverse geocoding, IP address geocoding, distance queries for ActiveRecord and Mongoid, and more. This SDK connects to more than 40 APIs and offers advanced configurations that allow different parameters and APIs to be used under different conditions. It also handles basic geospatial queries.
This SDK supports Ruby 2.x and JRuby as well as Rails 3, 4, and 5.
Your local newspaper probably uses maps on its site. If it doesn't, it will soon. As newspapers look online for readership (and thus, revenue), they look for new ways to show information related to the places they cover.