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Using the Google Maps HTTP geocoding service in .NET

Geocoding is the process of assigning geographical information to data, e.g. street addresses. I was looking for a way to get the latitude and longitude of a given address within a C# application. Therefore I did some research about the Google Maps API. This API is mainly a JavaScript client-side solution. Fortunately there is also a HTTP geocoding service.

After some experimenting I wrote an article which demonstrates how to use the Google Maps HTTP geocoding service and how to handle REST services and XML in general.

Read the whole article on my website www.scip.be