Strange times, amazing projects

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Fri Apr 3 16:44:21 EDT 2020

Skip, have you tried the Google geocoding web service? Give it an address or landmark, and get back latitude/longitude coordinates.

Fairly simple to get into, a snap to implement in LiveCode, and free until you exceed a certain number of accesses.


On Apr 3, 2020, at 12:50 PM, Skip Kimpel via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

Good afternoon LC'ers (evening to some),

Enjoyed the Zoom chat today and it was good to see all of your faces
again.  It has been way too long.

Over the past couple of years I have been sidetracked from LC as I have not
had the need to be as hands on as I once was.  Now, however, I am forced to
pull out skill sets and take on projects / challenges that I have not done
in quite some time.  Actually, it is quite exhilarating.

I won't get into details about the project as a whole right now (but I
can't wait to share it with you all when it is done) but I have a challenge
that involves mapping and coordinates and I am trying to wrap my head
around how to accomplish it.

I have delivery zones built in Google Earth and I have delivery addresses.
I need to run through the list of delivery addresses to determine which
delivery zone they fall in.  Sounds simple (or maybe not) but I can't
figure out how to work out the coordinates of the address and filter it
within the perimeter coordinates of the zone.  Hopefully I explained this

I realize I will probably have to first run the delivery addresses against
some database that will give me GPS coordinates which I can then use
against my delivery zone kml data.

Has anybody done this before?  Any suggestions?

As always, your input is GREATLY appreciated :)

Best regards,

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Brigham Young University

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