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Hello all!
 
I'm in the process of creating a site and looking for an open-source tool that will allow me to incorporate zip-code radius search on the site. Here is an example of what I'm looking for: www.yelp.com
 
What I'm trying to do is have my clients/customers type in their zip code to find the service closet to where they are. (i.e. I type in 33330 and it will show me the services 10 miles from where I typed in my zip code)
 
It's tough to find something like this. I need your help.
 
Thanks Code Project Family!
Posted 1-Mar-13 21:08pm
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aspnet_regiis -i at 2-Mar-13 5:09am
   
Use the yelp API http://www.yelp.com/developers/documentation/v2/overview

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This is not Open Source but it is a good source of data to build your own software.
 
Component to get Latitude & Longitude from street address
Map Suite Geocode USA[^]
 
Below are two other sources of data to get Latitude & Longitude. The Zip Code one will not be as accurate for your purposes as the street address one. A company that I used to be associated with in the late 1990s used this street address data for a similar purpose.
 
Raw Data to allow you to convert Zip Code to Latitude & Longitude
MelissaData ZIP*Data[^]
 
Convert street address to Latitude & Longitude (Component with local database or cloud web service)
MelissaData Geocoding[^]
 
Others available at Catalog.CodeProject.com[^]. Search for geocoding.
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