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By Nik Garkusha | OpenHalton (anonymous) | Posted March 24, 2011 at 21:37:31

Awesome work, Ryan -- love the maps!!

I was in turn inspired by your work, and the lack of easy-to-use online tools for batch geocoding. I also really wanted to mash that up with Pedestrian Accident data that
Randy uploaded here: https://groups.google.com/group/openhamilton/browse_thread/thread/a2d74b2fa50060a#ccfe3f93d8bda058

With my rusty JavaScript skillz, I merged a few different pieces of code to make this Geocoder (Beta): http://openhalton.ca/tools/

End result - map that mashes up the Street Crossing Guard info with Pedestrian Accident data:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://openhalton.ca/openhamilton/xingaccidentmashup.kml

Hopefully, others can use the tool to liberate the data & easily geocode it into new CSV (for OGDI) and/or KML for maps.

Nik

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