Looking for somewhere in India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, or Ireland? Just geocode it!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 at 1:42:00 PM

Over the past few weeks, we enabled geocoding in the API for India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Ireland. That means there are potentially 1.1 billion more users that might now be able to locate themselves on your map - that's about 1/5 of the world's population. (I utilized GoogleLookup functions in a google spreadsheet to do the calculations.)

As with the last update, I've set up an example below using the API geocoder to prove to you that geocoding works for these regions. You can enter in any address you'd like, or, if you're feeling un-creative, click on a flag to populate the address field with a sample address and see it geocoded. If you're on a computer with chinese input, you can geocode more exact addresses in Taiwan like "台北汐止龍安路36 台湾". Happy geocoding!