Is there a specific Python package that allows me to assign coordinate location to a string?

For instance, say I have location data in the form of names, such as Burbank, CA.

Is there a module that allows me to assign coordinates to that string?

I'm new to programming so I'm not aware of all its functionality.

closed as too broad by PolyGeo Apr 14 '17 at 21:03

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  • What GIS software are you already using? Reviewing the documentation from its Python library would be the place to start. – PolyGeo Apr 14 '17 at 19:43

One way would be to ask google maps api

import requests

city = 'burbank'
r = requests.get("https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?address={}".format(city))
lonlat = r.json()['results'][0]['geometry']['location']

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