May 26, 2018

Perform geographical queries using GeoNames Web Services

GeoGeoNames provides a perl interface to the webservices found at [1]. That is, given a given placename or postalcode, the module will look it up and return more information longitude, lattitude, etc for the given placename or postalcode. Wikipedia lookups are also supported. If more than one match is found, a list of locations will be returned.

Before you start, get a free GeoNames account and enable it for access to the free web service

  • Get an account [2]
  • Respond to the email
  • Login and enable your account for free access [3]

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