Graticule is a geocoding API for looking up address coordinates and performing distance calculations, supporting many popular APIs.
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= Graticule Graticule is a geocoding API for looking up address coordinates. It supports many popular APIs, including Yahoo, Google, Geocoder.ca, Geocoder.us, PostcodeAnywhere and MetaCarta. = Usage require 'rubygems' require 'graticule' geocoder = Graticule.service(:google).new "api_key" location = geocoder.locate "61 East 9th Street, Holland, MI" = Distance Calculation Graticule includes 3 different distance formulas, Spherical (simplest but least accurate), Vincenty (most accurate and most complicated), and Haversine (somewhere inbetween). geocoder.locate("Holland, MI").distance_to(geocoder.locate("Chicago, IL")) #=> 101.997458788177 = Command Line Graticule includes a command line interface (CLI). $ geocode -s yahoo -a yahookey Washington, DC Washington, DC US latitude: 38.895222, longitude: -77.036758 = Source The source code for Graticule is available at http://github.com/collectiveidea/graticule. Patches and bug reports are welcome at http://collectiveidea.lighthouseapp.com/projects/20262-graticule