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James Zukowski

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« on: July 13, 2023, 05:49:11 PM »
It seems that the Google Maps object is only usable within Nomads. We're looking into using the GeoCode functionality to verify addresses being entered in various application programs. Is there a way to do that with the current object? Is there something else we can use? Do we need to develop something ourselves?

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Mike King

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Re: Google Maps
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2023, 09:37:42 AM »
There are a number of easy to use web based API's you can use for this.

For example https://positionstack.com/documentation

Do a google query and they will point you to various options.  There may be a cost involved if you do a lot of calls but casual requests often are available at no charge.
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Re: Google Maps
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2023, 09:39:58 AM »
Here's another option:

https://geocode.maps.co/search?q=25+Centurian+Blvd,+Markham+Ontario
(Replace spaces with + as per standard URL encoding)

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