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how to get google map coordinates by address in php

Thursday, 27 March 2014

<?php
function getCoordinates($address){

$address = str_replace(" ", "+", $address); // replace all the white space with "+" sign to match with google search pattern

$url = "http://maps.google.com/maps/api/geocode/json?sensor=false&address=$address";

$response = file_get_contents($url);

$json = json_decode($response,TRUE); //generate array object from the response from the web

return ($json['results'][0]['geometry']['location']['lat'].",".$json['results'][0]['geometry']['location']['lng']);

}
echo getCoordinates('Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India');
?>
 

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