Generate a lat/long pair from data using Google's geolocation API.

geo_code(
  address,
  service = "nominatim",
  base_url = "https://maps.google.com/maps/api/geocode/json",
  return_all = FALSE,
  pat = NULL
)

Arguments

address

Text string representing the address you want to geocode

service

Which service to use? Nominatim by default

base_url

The base url to query

return_all

Should the request return all information returned by Google Maps? The default is FALSE: to return only two numbers: the longitude and latitude, in that order

pat

The API key used. By default this is set to NULL and this is usually aquired automatically through a helper, api_pat().

See also

Other nodes: nearest_google()

Examples

if (FALSE) {
geo_code(address = "Hereford")
geo_code("LS7 3HB")
geo_code("hereford", return_all = TRUE)
# needs api key in .Renviron
geo_code("hereford", service = "google", pat = Sys.getenv("GOOGLE"), return_all = TRUE)
}