Yahoo Geocoding API: The Daily REST library entry for Excel and GAScript

Geocode with Yahoo API directly into an Excel or Google Spreadsheet

Strictly speaking today’s API doesn’t really qualify as ‘API of the day’, since I’ve written about this before comparing a few geoCoding APIs. I’ve been using Google for geocoding , but recently I am seeing a lot more quota refusals now when not using a developer key, so I’d thought I may as well resurrect Yahoo implemented as a rest-library member. This a data query API, populating columns in a row in a spreadsheet based on a variable column in the data. As usual, you just name the columns to match any data you want to retrieve and go. Here’s an example geocoding some of the queen’s family’s homes.

Here’s the Excel code (included in cDataSet.xlsm downloadable from the ramblings site)
Public Sub testYahooGeocode()

    generalDataSetQuery “geocoding”, “yahoo geocode”, “input address”
End Sub

and the GAS version (included in a Google Spreadsheet) using the mcpher GAS library
function testYahooGeocode() {

    mcpher.generalDataSetQuery (“geocoding”, “yahoo geocode”, “input address”);

The rest library is itself implemented as REST API and can be queried like this.

For more stuff like this, visit the ramblings site or the associated blog. If you have suggestion for particular API, vote for it on google moderator or contact me on our forum

Author: brucemcp

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