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Geographic query

by Stegalex (Chaplain)
on Dec 30, 2004 at 19:47 UTC ( #418365=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Stegalex has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have been asked to QUIKLY put some content together for my U.S. company's foreign travel portal. What I need to do is to ask a user where they are travelling to and based on their input (e.g. "Moscow, Russia") I need to present them with some relevant travel-related information such as:
  • airport codes
  • weather
  • U.S. Consulates/Embassies
  • currency conversion
  • hotels
  • per-diem rates
  • city guides
  • other relevant traveler information about the destination
Are there any Perl modules that can help me to lookup this information based on a city/country combination? I have been trawling around for xml/rss feeds for hours to no avail. My first thought was to plug into the Google API although I can't think of a way to pull in say relevant currency rates based on the city/country string. Thanks for your help and a Happy New Year to all!

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Re: Geographic query
by b10m (Vicar) on Dec 30, 2004 at 20:05 UTC
Re: Geographic query
by csuhockey3 (Curate) on Dec 30, 2004 at 20:21 UTC
    Have a look at this thread about mapping and GIS that should have some relevant information.

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