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Convert Latitude and Longitude to a Street Address and Map

reverse geocoding

I sometimes see latitude and longitude numbers provided in the response from API calls, and often, you want to pass this information to the user. But, it’s much nicer to convert these geo coordinates to an actual street address. This is called Reverse Geocoding and there are a number of web services that allow you to do this. For example, Google, Twitter, and Flickr all have methods in their API to reverse geocode. Let’s explore how that is done and since we are talking about the user experience, let’s also generate a static map of the geo location.
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