Take the 2-minute tour ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When using the geocode API it is easy to obtain the (centre of the) coordinates of the address. For example: Rotterdam. If you look up the same location in Google Maps you also get the surface area of Rotterdam.

I would like to do the same using the API, is this possible?

If yes, how?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

i think that it is not possible because it is pre-cached map or server side generated map...but i dont know if there is any service about it or not.. you can look image here...

googlemap

and there was a question as your question. and my answer here...

i hope it hels you...

share|improve this answer
    
Thank you. At least I now know I can stop looking. –  Bob Jansen May 21 '12 at 10:28

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.