October 26, 2015
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This is the fourth part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. In this article we will show you how to take a geocoded dataset and a postcode, and order the dataset by proximity to the postcode. This is used to find the nearest pub to a user specified location.
Last month Yahoo! announced BOSS, its Build Your Own Search Service, which "allows developers and companies to create and launch web-scale search products by utilizing the same infrastructure and technology that powers Yahoo! Search." The REST API allows developers to get results in XML or JSON format for web, news, and image search queries. Recently the official Yahoo! Search Blog showcased a handful of the best mashups that third-party developers created in BOSS's first month of operation.
This is the third part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. To find a nearby business, you need to know: nearby what? In this article we show you how to implement the common application of nearest locations to a postcode provided by a user.