17 Oct 2019
I’m delighted to share that our geocoder has been intergrated into
Rob Mather’s Mac command line tool
WhereAmI. With WhereAmI Mac users
can access geographic coordinates from the OS X CoreLocation service -
basically where does the computer think you are. If you supply your
OpenCage API key as an optional parameter, those coordinates are then turned
into a human readbale location (the
formatted string from our API response).
Here’s an example:
$ ./whereami -k abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvxyz123456 Latitude: 41.401360 Longitude: 2.128932 Accuracy (m): 65.000000 Timestamp: 17/10/2019, 12:02:52 CEST Carrer de Calatrava, 68, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
The fun thing about this is you can now programmatically add your location to things. For example, let’s say you want to add your location to your git commits.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to how you do it and here’s what it then looks like:
I am sure you can come up with many other interesting ideas - when you do please let us know, we will glaldy feature them.
The WhereAmI application is fully open source, and I’m sure Rob welcomes pull requests.
Many thanks to Rob for the integration.