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    Ruby/Rails and Google Maps


    I'm trying to write a simple app that will allow one to search for something like pawn shops, title pawns, or check cashers near a given city name or zip code within Google Maps.

    I want to see how many results are returned and rate the place.

    So, something like this:

    1. Query Google for a location and a search term.
    2. Place the responses in an array.
    3. Array.count to get the number.
    4. If count is larger than 1 it's not good, if larger than 5 don't go there, if above 10 call the police now and save some trouble.

    So I guess the issue is simply using Rails to make these calls to Google's Map service, then parsing what Google gives back to me.

    Any ideas?
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    I dont know too much about it, but there is a google api. According to the pickaxe you can get an account and get a developer key. There are examples there (pickaxe) as well as on google I'd imagine.
    I dont know that you need to include rails for such a thing.
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