I missed the announcement but Google have widened the number of countries where there Geocoder works.

Developer Knowledge Base - : The Maps API Geocoder can currently geocode addresses in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, The Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, and the United States.

That's better but still not perfect. It shouldn't be too hard for them to expand this for town+country to the whole world.

It's irritating that so much geographical information is copyright. The thing holding this up is Google (and the others) having to arrange licensing agreements with multiple organisations in multiple countries.

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[ 24-Jul-07 8:24am ] [ , ]