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Online Geocoder with Bing Map and Weather forecast

, 12 Jul 2011 CPOL
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Web application implements Interactive Microsoft Bing Map with Geocoder and 7-days Weather forecast via NOAA web service

Introduction

Bing Map with Geocoder and Weather forecast[^] web application [1] extends the functionality of previously discussed online Geocoder and Bing map [2] by adding 7-days weather forecast modules (works fine for any ZIP-code/location in the USA).

Geocoder

Geographic coordinates provide the unified way to identify any place on Earth. City streets could change their names and numbers, but the universal coordinate system, free of daily vanities and challenges of time, presents perpetual time-invariant values on a planetary level. Geographic coordinates system in general includes longitude, latitude and elevation (height), but the most used are the first and the second ones, namely longitude/latitude. They could be presented either in degrees:minutes:seconds (so-called DMS) format or decimal degrees (DD) format used in this application. Geographic coordinates could be obtained via global positioning system (GPS) devices, but this technique requires the physical presence at the point of interest. As an alternative, the geocoding software applications (or simply geocoder, or geo-locator) could be used to convert the postal addresses to the corresponding longitude/latitude pairs.

Microsoft Bing Map

Geocoder web application [3] has been extended with interactive Map powered by Microsoft Bing™ technology, allowing different views, panorama and zooming; it is available online totally free at [1] serving both practical and didactic purposes (no registration is needed).

7-days Weather Forecast

Weather forecast module further extends the functionality of the web application, providing 7-days weather forecast built on the NOAA Weather Service using Web Service/SOAP technology [6]. Results are shown in both Fahrenheit and Celsius (Centigrade) scales.

Usage

The usage is rather straightforward and intuitive as described below:
  1. Open web browser and navigate it to: Geocoder with Map/Weather[^]
  2. Enter the postal address or just a ZIP (postal) code into the search box and click on the "Find" screen button
  3. Upon the completion of screen reload, which could take up to several seconds, you should see the longitude/latitude and 7-days weather forecast for the point of interest and the corresponding Bing map. At this point, you could select the view modes (road, aerial or bird’s eyes), adjust zoom level (from 1 to 19) and perform the panoramic function
The same as [3], this web application implements multi-lingual capabilities, accepting search queries in many foreign languages: Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Greek, etc. More reading on these topics are available at [4,5,6]

References

  1. Online Geocoder with Bing Map and Weather forecast[^]
  2. Online Geocoder with interactive Map, Code Project tips[^]
  3. Online Geocoder with Bing Map[^]
  4. How to use online geocoders and interactive maps[^]
  5. Interactive Map with 7-days forecast and Geocoder[^]
  6. National Weather Service, NOAA USA[^]

Sample image

Bing Map with Geocoder and Weather forecast
New York City, map and weather forecast

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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DrABELL
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Dr. A. Bell has 20+ years of Software and Electrical Engineering experience: Win/Web veteran published 300+ articles and authored 37 inventions, currently focused on: Windows 7/8, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, .NET, ASP.NET, WPF, C#, SQL, 'Big Data', AI, Speech Technology and Mobile apps. He participated in App Innovation Contest (AIC 2102/2013) with several winning submissions. Sample pubs follow:
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