Geo

Python Geocoder script to get Lat/Long of location

: python

Concepts Used

  • Geolocation

Features

  • Copy to clipboard

Code


Introduction

This is just a helper script to help me blog about my travels.

It returns Lattitude and Longitude for any given places.

Working

I have a travel blog where I need to mention lattitude and longitude of places for the google maps js script to mark on the map section of the site..

I had initially used Geolocator API of google itself, but it has a query limit, which my site keeps on exceeding…

So I found these a useful python package called Geolocator in which I can use alternative geolocator APIs for free.

Also, since the YAML matter will have lat and lng as string and I might need to copy it from the terminal every time I use geo, so I added copy-to-clipboard functionality. Ive used Pyerclip.

Features

Inputs:

$ geo Varanasi

Outputs:

	Lattitude: 25.3356491
	Longitude: 83.0076292
	Also copied to clipboard..

and when pasted, its in javascipt array format, ready to be parsed.

Conclusion

Not much to say, its a small script to serve a specific purpose.