Geocoding using Python
I'm trying to use the Google Maps geocoder with Python and JSON, but keep being told I have a bad request:
add = "Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA" geocode_url = % add print geocode_url req = urllib2.urlopen(geocode_url) jsonResponse = json.loads(f.read) pprint.pprint(nest)
This fails with urllib2.HTTPError: HTTP Error 400: Bad Request.
But if I simply copy and paste %20London, %20SW1A%201AA&sensor=false®ion=uk into a browser bar, it works fine.
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The US Census has a free database called TigerLine. It's not always accurate. I've worked with it and field surveyed some glaring anomalies.
Now, I'm not sure MapQuest and MSN Maps are derived from TigerLine, but chances are they are. I recall researching some commercial geocoding services that purportedly enhance the accuracy of TigerLine.
If you email me your address, I could check the TigerLine for the bay area and see if the anomaly you noticed correlates.
If you're in the Castro or UpperMarket, I could help you with a very accurate map. My maps are based on the San Franciso GIS Department's CAD maps.
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