Posted by Thomas Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:58:42 +0000

…spent the whole day coding up a geocoder…

Let me know if you’re in the market for a simple city geocoder. :)

Posted in Tweets | 7 Comments


  1. Cole said on September 14, 2009 @ 7:51 am:

    I’m game, always looking for some good tools on that front. What all does it do? Right now we are using a service from

  2. KB said on September 14, 2009 @ 8:53 pm:

    I think you need to have another blog that is strictly for those of us who don’t communicate in those other languages you speak! ;) Love you!!

  3. KB said on September 14, 2009 @ 8:55 pm:

    You need a “layman’s translation” button on here.. ;)

  4. KB said on September 15, 2009 @ 9:31 pm:

    Sorry for the duplication. I missed the first password-thing, and my comment went blank, so I re-entered it when I redid the password. And, voila, two comments.

  5. Thomas said on September 16, 2009 @ 12:45 pm:

    KB: no worries. :)

    Cole: I also get my info from geonames. I’m just geocoding city names, so if that’s still useful to you, then let me know. Else if you’re looking for a more robust solution, using geonames’s webservice or shoving their data into postgis is likely a better solution.

  6. Cole said on September 16, 2009 @ 9:44 pm:

    Yeah, we’re using the webservice since I didn’t really have right any code (used their java bindings). Ultimately I really would like to host it in our own database. If you know any existing solutions for using geonames with postgis and java, I would love to hear about it. Otherwise, I think I’ve hijacked your post long enough.

  7. Thomas said on September 17, 2009 @ 12:00 am:

    Check out Java + Postgis. Even automagic downloading/importing of the data into your database. I got the server running, but didn’t take the time to let the full import run its course.

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