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Planning Your Location Strategy for Rails

by on Dec 03, 2013

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What does geolocation mean? How about geocoding? Reverse-coding? Geospatial? Is Google Maps' JavaScript API the best service to use? How do we avoid being rate limited? Should we import a free ...

What does geolocation mean? How about geocoding? Reverse-coding? Geospatial? Is Google Maps' JavaScript API the best service to use? How do we avoid being rate limited? Should we import a free geographical dataset to make local SQL queries upon it? When do we move from Postgres and the Geocoder gem in Rails to PostGIS?

Integrating location into your Rails app brings up a number of questions. This slide deck is intended to answer some of the basic ones and help you plan your location strategy. To go deeper, we have a full codebase (with tests) available at:

https://learn.thoughtbot.com/geocoding-on-rails

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