DerekYves/gcoder: Tools for accessing the Google Maps API

The main functions in this package are \code{\link{drive_time}} (used for calculating distances between physical addresses) and \code{\link{geocode_url}} (used for estimating lat/long coordinates of a physical address). At the time this package was authored, there were no readily available packages which generated the cryptogric signatures necessary for API making calls with a (paid) Google for Work account (hence the motivation for it's authorship). These accounts have much large quota limits than the "standard_api" and, thus, this package may be useful for indivuals who would prefer to submit large batch jobs to the Google Maps API from within R. While the main benefit of this package is it's ability to generate properly signed URLs with the \code{\link{digest::hmac}} sha1 algorithm, it also provides methods for accessing the standard API using a (free) Google API key (see \href{https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key#get-an-api-key}{this page} to obtain a key).

Getting started

Package details

AuthorDerek Darves
MaintainerDerek Darves <[email protected]>
LicenseGPL-3
Version0.1.0
Package repositoryView on GitHub
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("devtools")
library(devtools)
install_github("DerekYves/gcoder")
DerekYves/gcoder documentation built on June 2, 2017, 6:27 a.m.