[Fixed]-How to get coordinates of address from Python

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I would suggest using Py-Googlemaps. To use it is easy:

from googlemaps import GoogleMaps
gmaps = GoogleMaps(API_KEY)
lat, lng = gmaps.address_to_latlng(address)

EDIT: If necessary, install Py-Googlemaps via: sudo easy_install googlemaps.

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I would strongly recommend to use geopy. It will return the latitude and longitude, you can use it in the Google JS client afterwards.

>>> from geopy.geocoders import Nominatim
>>> geolocator = Nominatim()
>>> location = geolocator.geocode("175 5th Avenue NYC")
>>> print(location.address)
Flatiron Building, 175, 5th Avenue, Flatiron, New York, NYC, New York, ...
>>> print((location.latitude, location.longitude))
(40.7410861, -73.9896297241625)

Additionally you can specifically define you want to use Google services by using GoogleV3 class as a geolocator

>>> from geopy.geocoders import GoogleV3
>>> geolocator = GoogleV3()

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Google Data has an API for Maps has a REST-ful API – and they also have a Python library built around it already.

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Here is the code working for Google Maps API v3 (based on this answer):

import urllib
import simplejson

googleGeocodeUrl = 'http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?'

def get_coordinates(query, from_sensor=False):
    query = query.encode('utf-8')
    params = {
        'address': query,
        'sensor': "true" if from_sensor else "false"
    }
    url = googleGeocodeUrl + urllib.urlencode(params)
    json_response = urllib.urlopen(url)
    response = simplejson.loads(json_response.read())
    if response['results']:
        location = response['results'][0]['geometry']['location']
        latitude, longitude = location['lat'], location['lng']
        print query, latitude, longitude
    else:
        latitude, longitude = None, None
        print query, "<no results>"
    return latitude, longitude

See official documentation for the complete list of parameters and additional information.

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Python package googlemaps seems to be very able to do geocoding and reverse geocoding.

The latest version of googlemaps package is available at: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/googlemaps

👤hktang

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