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Batch geocode using Google Maps

I'm trying to figure out a nice way to limit the rate at which I send geocode requests to the Google Maps API v3 geocoder service. I know that Javascript does not have any nice wait or sleep because its execution is, for the time being, single-threaded.

Each geocoder request is sent inside of a jQuery each function. So, the general code skeleton is:

$(xml).find('foo').each(function{ // do stuff ... geocoder.geocode(request, function(results, status) {/* do other stuff */}); // do more stuff ... }

How can I set a fixed interval to wait in between each call to geocode? If I send each request as fast as Javascript will run, then I quickly start receiving OVER_QUERY_LIMIT responses - even if I'm only sending 20 requests. This is expected, and I'm trying to make my client play nicely with Google's service.

An alternate route I'm willing to pursue is to completely abandon Javascript for geocoding, and write it all in Java. With Java it would be really easy to sleep in between requests.

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