A Ruby wrapper for the Yahoo! GeoPlanet APIs. It's inspired on Mattt Thompson's yahoo-geoplanet gem, but this version supports better usage of matrix and query parameters, uses JSON for API communication to minimize bandwidth usage, supports both short & long versions of a place, and supports multiple languages.
gem install geoplanet
require 'geoplanet' GeoPlanet.appid = [Your App ID Here] # Search for places that matches "Springfield" (the API returns 1 by default) GeoPlanet::Place.search("Springfield") # Search for *all* places that matches "Springfield" GeoPlanet::Place.search("Springfield", :count => 0) # Search for "Toronto" with focus on "Canada" GeoPlanet::Place.search("Toronto", :focus => "ca") # You can pass in any Matrix or Query parameters this way too # For more details see the following URLs: # http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/guide/resources_and_collections.html#matrix_parameters # http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/guide/resources_and_collections.html#query_parameters
require 'geoplanet' GeoPlanet.appid = [Your App ID Here] a = GeoPlanet::Place.new(752067) # WoE ID for Algeciras # Everything you get back from the API you have direct access to # through the Place object. For example: a.version # "long" a.placetype # "Town" a.placetype_code # 7 a.admin1 # "Andalucia" a.admin1_code # "ES-AN" a.admin1_placetype # "Autonomous Community" a.admin2 # "Cadiz" a.admin2_code # "" a.admin2_placetype # "Province" a.latitude # 36.127602 # Latitude and Longitude are values at Centroid a.bounding_box # [[36.109779, -5.47725], [36.164268, -5.43527]] # Bounding box are SW / NE coordinates in array a.pop_rank # 11 # Code representing population size a.area_rank # 4 # Code representing the size of the place # See codes at http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/guide/api_docs.html # We unlock the true power of GeoPlanet with association collections # Check out this truly amazing stuff: # A list of other towns in the area a.siblings # A complete hierarchy, from country down to municipality a.ancestors # All descendants for a location a.descendants(count: 0) # Postal Codes at Algeciras a.children(:select => "long", :type => 11) # You can use multiple types on the same query. # e.g. Country and Province for Algeciras a.belongtos(:type => [12, 9]) # You can specify the language you want for the results. a.belongtos(:type => 12, :lang => 'es_ES').first.name # España a = GeoPlanet::Place.new(752067, :lang => :es) a.country # España # It is also possible to query for any association directly using a WOE ID, without # create a Place object. Append a '_of' suffix to the association name to build the # method name to execute. The first argument is the WOE ID. GeoPlanet::Place.belongtos_of(752067, :type => [12, 9])
If you want to look at the requests that are being executed against the Yahoo GeoPlanet API, you can enable the debug mode. It uses the standard output.
GeoPlanet.debug = true GeoPlanet::Place.new(752067, :lang => :es) # outputs: # Yahoo GeoPlanet: GET http://where.yahooapis.com/v1/place/752067?appid=[your_appid]&format=json&lang=es
To use this library, you must have a valid Yahoo! App ID. You can get one at developer.yahoo.com/wsregapp/
Additionally, geoplanet has the following gem dependencies:
rest-client >= 0.9
json >= 1.1.3
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Copyright © 2009 Carlos Paramio
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