Well Google has unleashed their own geocoding service, with a 50,000 per key per day limit. They are even offering up street level geocoding in several countries in Europe and Asia. We will have to see if Yahoo will have an answer, but in the meantime I think I will try to cobble together an interface to this so that international users can get the batch geocoding goodness themselves.
I’ve seen a few users using intersections to geocode against in the geocoder, it works great. Just put the intersection in the “Address” field in the format “
5th and Main
You of course will still need to use the City and State fields to make sure your intersection is located properly. Its probably good to use street direction and type when available as well. Just append them to each street, i.e.:
SW 5th Ave and SW Main St
I’ve seen this done as a way to highlight sections of highway that obviously don’t have addresses, but do intersect other roads.
Want to host your saved map directly on your web site? You can by embedding it in an IFrame. Here is a simple script that demonstrates:
frameborder=”0″ width=”770″ height=”775″></iframe>
(Replace the src=”” part with your own map URL)
Just add the code above to the HTML of your web site and your done! If the dimensions of the map don’t match your site, just edit the width and height variables.
UPDATE: You can now override the default css template (http://www.batchgeocode.com/default.css) by passing in your own CSS in the URL, ie:
Just put your own css value where “&css=