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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Friday October 25, 2002
06:58 AM

WWW::Gazetteer API

[ #8588 ]
After a little work figuring out the simplest API, Philippe "BooK" Bruhat and I have a generic gazetteer API: WWW::Gazetteer. It's a factory class, so you need to install ::Calle or ::HeavensAbove, but is dead easy to use. The following code uses both modules:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use strict;
use WWW::Gazetteer;
use YAML;

my $g1 = WWW::Gazetteer->new('calle');
my $g2 = WWW::Gazetteer->new('heavensabove');
print Dump($g1->find("Bath", "GB"));
print Dump($g2->find("Bath", "GB"));

and it prints out:

--- #YAML:1.0
city: Bath
country: GB
elevation: 132
latitude: 51.3833
longitude: -2.3500
--- #YAML:1.0
alias: ''
elevation: 74
latitude: 51.378
longitude: -2.366
name: Bath
region: Avon
regionname: county

Now how many subclasses are we going to have? ;-)

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