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A complete Python Geocoding module made easy.

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# [Geocoder]( [![version](]( [![build](](

### A complete Python Geocoding module made easy.

Every task is made easy with tons of ``help`` & ``debug`` commands!

>>> import geocoder # pip install geocoder
>>> g ='<address>')
>>>, g.lng
45.413140 -75.656703


## QuickStart

A place to get you started on how to use this module and set up your work station.

**Install from PyPi**
$ pip install geocoder

**Using iPython with Geocoder**
$ pip install ipython
$ ipython

Using the **TAB** key after entering '.' you will see all the available **providers**.

>>> import geocoder
>>> g = geocoder.
geocoder.api geocoder.geolytica geocoder.mapquest
geocoder.arcgis geocoder.geonames
geocoder.base geocoder.get geocoder.osm geocoder.timezone
geocoder.canadapost geocoder.ip
geocoder.cli geocoder.keys geocoder.tomtom
geocoder.elevation geocoder.location

Using the **TAB** key again, you can see all the available **attributes**.

>>> g ='Ottawa')
>>> g.
g.accuracy g.latlng g.south
g.address g.lng g.southeast
g.api g.locality g.southwest
g.attributes g.location g.state
g.bbox g.neighborhood g.status
g.content g.north g.status_code g.northeast g.status_description
g.county g.northwest g.street_number
g.debug g.ok g.sublocality
g.east g.params g.subpremise
g.error g.parse g.url
g.geometry g.postal g.west
g.headers g.provider g.wkt g.quality g.x
g.json g.route g.y g.short_name

## Command Line Interface

The command line tool allows you to geocode one or many strings, either
passed as an argument, passed via STDIN, or contained in a referenced file.

$ geocode "Ottawa"
"accuracy": "Rooftop",
"quality": "PopulatedPlace",
"lng": -75.68800354003906,
"status": "OK",
"locality": "Ottawa",
"country": "Canada",
"provider": "bing",
"state": "ON",
"location": "Ottawa",
"address": "Ottawa, ON",
"lat": 45.389198303222656

Now, suppose you have a file with two lines, which you want to geocode.

$ geocode `textfile.txt`
{"status": "OK", "locality": "Ottawa", ...}
{"status": "OK", "locality": "Boston", ...}

The output is, by default, sent to stdout, so it can be conveniently parsed
by json parsing tools like `jq`.

$ geocode `textfile.txt` | jq [.lat,.lng,.country] -c
[42.35866165161133,-71.0567398071289,"United States"]

Parsing a batch geocode to CSV can also be done with `jq`. Build your headers first then run the `geocode` application.

$ echo 'lat,lng,locality' > test.csv
$ geocode cities.txt | jq [.lat,.lng,.locality] -c | jq -r '@csv' >> test.csv

For more development requests for the CLI, please provide your input in the [Github Issues Page](

## Reverse Geocoding

The term geocoding generally refers to translating a human-readable address into
a location on a map. The process of doing the opposite, translating a location
on the map into a human-readable address, is known as reverse geocoding.
Using Geocoder you can retrieve Reverse's geocoded data from Google Geocoding API.

### Python Example

At the moment the two providers that have the functionality of Reverse geocoding are **Google** & **Bing**. Simply include the `reverse=True` parameter.

>>> import geocoder
>>> g =['lat','lng'], reverse=True)
>>> g.address
'453 Booth Street, Ottawa'

### Visit the [Wiki](

Please look at the following pages on the wiki for more information about a certain topic.

### Providers
Here is a list of providers that are available for use with **FREE** or limited restrictions.

- [OpenCage]( **New**

- [OSM](

- [Bing](

- [Nokia](

- [Yahoo](

- [Google](

- [ArcGIS](

- [TomTom](

- [Geonames](

- [MapQuest](

- [](

### Extras

The fun extra stuff I added to enjoy some cool features the web has to offer.

- [Reverse Geocoding](

- [IP Address]( Address)

- [Elevation (Meters)](

- [Time Zone](

- [CanadaPost](

### Topic not available?

If you cannot find a topic you are looking for, please feel free to ask me @[DenisCarriere]( or post them on the [Github Issues Page](

## Support

This project is free & open source, it would help greatly for you guys reading this to contribute, here are some of the ways that you can help make this Python Geocoder better.

### Feedback

Please feel free to give any feedback on this module. If you find any bugs or any enhancements to recommend please send some of your comments/suggestions to the [Github Issues Page](

### Twitter

Speak up on Twitter [@DenisCarriere]( and tell me how you use this Python Geocoder. New updates will be pushed to Twitter Hashtags [#geocoder](

### Thanks to

A big thanks to all the people that help contribute:

* @[flebel](
* @[patrickyan](
* @[themiurgo](

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