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Using Google Places API in your location-aware application

Google publicly released their Places API today during the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco. This makes it simple to query Google Places information for location-aware applications.

[Screenshot: Google Places API shows Restaurants in Paris]I've coded up a quick demo here. When you load the page, your IP address is passed to GeoLite City, a free GeoLocation database offered by MaxMind. The call returns your latitude, longitude, city, region and country, which is displayed in the top right-hand corner of the page.