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yahoo-geoplanet

A Ruby wrapper for the Yahoo! GeoPlanet APIs.

Example Usage

Searching for a Location:

require 'yahoo-geoplanet'
include Yahoo::GeoPlanet
Yahoo::GeoPlanet.app_id = [Your App ID Here]

# Returns first 20 results by default
Place.search("Springfield")

# ...but let's say you want _all_ of them
Place.search("Springfield", :count => 0) # Returns all 110

# 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

Initializing by Where On Earth ID && Associations

require 'yahoo-geoplanet'
include Yahoo::GeoPlanet
Yahoo::GeoPlanet.app_id = [Your App ID Here]

cmu = Place.new(23511275) # WoE ID for Carnegie Mellon University

# Everything you get back from the API you have direct access to
# through the Place object. For example:

puts cmu.type           # "Point of Interest"
puts cmu.county         # "Allegheny"
puts cmu.latitude       # 40.444
                        # Latitude and Longitude are values at Centroid
puts cmu.bounding_box   # [[40.44445, -79.943314], [40.44355, -79.944511]]
                        # Bounding box are NW / SE coordinates in array

# We unlock the true power of GeoPlanet with association collections
# Check out this truly amazing stuff:

# The containing GeoPlanet entity for CMU
puts cmu.parent # "Squirrel Hill North"

# A list of other points of interest in the area
cmu.siblings.each{|s| puts s} 

# A complete hierarchy, from country down to suburb
cmu.ancestors.each{|s| puts s}

REQUIREMENTS:

To use this library, you must have a valid Yahoo! App ID. You can get one at developer.yahoo.com/wsregapp/

Additionally, yahoo-geoplanet has the following gem dependencies:

  • Hpricot >= 0.6

  • ActiveSupport >= 2.1.0

INSTALL:

  • sudo gem install yahoo-geoplanet

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2010 Mattt Thompson

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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