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ChangeLog: Geocoder v3.0
This plugins enables you to create new Geocoders. You may for example want to create a new geocoder which first checks geofences, then POIs and as a final resort CloudMade and/or Google. This is easily done using this geocoder.
Steps to Install
1. Login to SiteAdmin
2. Go to "Plugins".
3. Download and install "Geocoder".
Edit and create new Geocoders
1. Go to Maps -> Geocoder
Here you can edit and create new geocoders.
Use a "Cache" provider before any external service like Google, OneMap or CloudMade. That will significantly increase performance and use less round trips to the external service. This is in particular important if you use a service with a limited number of geocoding requests per day like Google. using "Cache" typically saves 80% of the external requests.
Only one Cache provider per geocoder will be effective.
Turn off Live Address
You can turn off Live Address for the entire server under SiteAdmin -> Maps -> Geocoder.
If you just want to enable/disable Live Address for specific applications use the _LiveAddress privilege.
You can specify a separate time period to keep data for each application.
1. Go to Application, and select an application.
2. Set Geocoder for application.
Under Settings -> Localization you can set the default geocoder for the server.
The "AppGeocoder" is a useful tool when setting up a geocoder using POIs and geofences.
Geocoder Plugin v184.108.40.20648 Released: 2012-09-12
-> Option to turn off "Live Address" for entire server.
Geocoder Plugin v220.127.116.1199 Released: 2011-05-23
-> Support more advanced editing of geocoder parameters. Need this for the WFS geocoder.
Geocoder Plugin v18.104.22.16846 Released: 2011-04-21
-> Can no longer delete Geocoder in use.
Geocoder Plugin v22.214.171.12437 Released: 2011-04-15
-> Geocoder cache was deleted when a geocoder was edited. This is now fixed.
Geocoder Plugin v126.96.36.19930 Released: 2011-04-11
-> Bug that prevented a new geocoder to be created after all were deleted is now fixed.