Calculate geographic coordinates of places using google geocoding API in Python?

PythonServer Side ProgrammingProgramming

To get the geographic coordinates of the place that is longitude and latitude of the place we can use google maps geocoding api.

Requirement

To get the coordinates of a place, we required geocoding api & you can get it from below link:

https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/get-api-key

Apart from api_key, we are going to use python

  • Request module (fetch the coordinates)
  • Json module (for conversion).

Below is the program to achieve the same:

# Import required library
import requests
import json
#Enter the place name
place = input("Please enter place name: ")
#Place your google map API_KEY to a variable
apiKey = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
#Store google geocoding api url in a variable
url = 'https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?'
# call get method of request module and store respose object
r = requests.get(url + 'address =' + place + '&key =' + apiKey)
#Get json format result from the above response object
res = r.json()
#print the value of res
print(res)

Output

Please enter place name: Dehradun
{'results': [{'address_components': [{'long_name': 'Dehradun', 'short_name': 'Dehradun', 'types': ['locality', 'political']}, {'long_name': 'Dehradun', 'short_name': 'Dehradun', 'types': ['administrative_area_level_2', 'political']}, {'long_name': 'Uttarakhand', 'short_name': 'UK', 'types': ['administrative_area_level_1', 'political']}, {'long_name': 'India', 'short_name': 'IN', 'types': ['country', 'political']}], 'formatted_address': 'Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India', 'geometry': {'bounds': {'northeast': {'lat': 30.4041936, 'lng': 78.1089305}, 'southwest': {'lat': 30.2466633, 'lng': 77.92533879999999}}, 'location': {'lat': 30.3164945, 'lng': 78.03219179999999}, 'location_type': 'APPROXIMATE', 'viewport': {'northeast': {'lat': 30.4041936, 'lng': 78.1089305}, 'southwest': {'lat': 30.2466633, 'lng': 77.92533879999999}}}, 'place_id': 'ChIJr4jIVsMpCTkRmYdRMsBiNUw', 'types': ['locality', 'political']}], 'status': 'OK'}
raja
Published on 01-Apr-2019 16:54:40
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