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How to convert Lat/Lon to an address using geocoding?

I have tried Googling this and have not found an answer. All I found was this :

 

http://mobijournal.com/retrieve-an-address-by-using-reverse-geocoding-in-blackberry/

 

 

However this does not address widgets. Any help would be tremendously appreciated.

 

 

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Re: How to convert Lat/Lon to an address using geocoding?

The Gears Geolocation service (available on OS 5.0) did come with its own reverse-geolocation service (data came through Google), however as Gears has been deprecated this is no longer available on BlackBerry 6.

 

There are a variety of web-service-powered services that offer various types of reverse-geocoding options.  A quick Google search should allow you to find some that suit your needs.

 

For instance, Lombard Street (San Francisco, CA):

http://ws.geonames.org/findNearestIntersectionOSM?lat=37.802087&lng=-122.418787

 

 

 

Would anyone like to recommend a favorite service they've had success with in the past?

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Re: How to convert Lat/Lon to an address using geocoding?

We ended up using Google reverse geocoding solution. 

 

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