sGeo is a very simple minimalistic geocoder built around Geonames, zip-codes.com and Sphinx. You can try to geocode any place in the world or just restrict it to US cities and zip codes. sGeo will not geocode full addresses as they are not available in Geonames. It will only geocode cities, zip codes or places such as national parks, universities, etc ... sGeo was first written in late 2007 to batch geocode the contractor database used in Chiefmall.
Feel free to try a demo.
Read INSTALL.md for installation instructions.
3. How to use within your code
import sgeo gc = sgeo.GeoCoder(usa_only=True) # querying Geonames location = 'Newport Beach, CA' coords = gc.get_locations(location, limit=5) # using MaxMind GeoIP location = '188.8.131.52' coords = gc.get_locations(location) # using zip-codes.com location = '94720' coords = gc.get_locations(location) # using Geonames to find nearby hotels hits = gc.get_nearby_places(coords.lat, coords.lon, 'hotels', radius=50*1000, limit=10) print hits
4. Use command line interface for testing
python sgeo/sgeo/sg_cli.py --usa-only 'Newport Beach, CA' Usage: python sg_cli.py [options] place_name' Description:' Use to test and debug sGeo at the command line.' Options:' -l, --limit int : (default is 1)' --usa : USA geocoding only' --nearby int : show top nearby places on geonames' --listen host:port : address to searchd (default localhost:9312)' -h, --help : this help message'