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  • M Metzger
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      Shoot! I somehow didn't respond to the list. My bad.



      On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 6:40 PM, M Metzger <metrockolis@...> wrote:

      > Yeah, the easiest way is definitely out, sorry. But, that's why I mentioned
      > the proximity search. You can make a table of citysearch cities to a
      > geopoint. Then you search based on the closest proximity. It's actually not
      > that hard to do. But there is still the fee for the zip database and so on.
      >
      >
      > On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Stuart Whitmore <snakestu@...>wrote:
      >
      >> Coding a solution based on ZIP Codes would require mapping ZIP Codes to
      >> the (proprietary) region name used by CitySearch. Their assigned region
      >> name is not just the city for a specific ZIP; for example, 98373 maps to
      >> Tacoma, WA even though it is a Puyallup, WA ZIP Code.
      >>
      >> --
      >> Stuart Whitmore
      >> snakestu@...
      >>
      >> Check out my books: http://www.just-stuart.com/bookshelf
      >>
      >>
      >> On 04/08/2011 03:17 PM, M Metzger wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >> If you are coding a solution, you can get a zipcode database and use it
      >> to find the city names from zips and so on. You can also geo search zip code
      >> data to find cities within a certain proximity.
      >>
      >> If this is an option for you, let me know and I will dig up some
      >> distance queries and so on.
      >>
      >>
      >> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Stuart Whitmore <snakestu@...>wrote:
      >>
      >>> It looks like the RSS feeds from CitySearch (which fail RSS
      >>> validation, btw) are based on names of regions rather than ZIP Code
      >>> -- but, you can search by ZIP Code on the site to find a name of a
      >>> region, and the RSS feeds for it.
      >>>
      >>> For example, when I used the search form at the top of the site and
      >>> left the "What are you looking for?" field blank and put 98225 as the
      >>> ZIP, that field showed "Bellingham, WA Metro" -- and by scrolling to
      >>> the bottom of the page, I found a link to a page with three different
      >>> RSS feeds for the Bellingham area, such as:
      >>> http://national.citysearch.com/rss/reviews.xml?region=bellingham-wa-metro
      >>> (note the region name at the end)
      >>>
      >>> Hope this helps,
      >>>
      >>> --
      >>> Stuart Whitmore
      >>> snakestu@...
      >>>
      >>> Check out my books: http://www.just-stuart.com/bookshelf
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> On 04/08/2011 08:40 AM, tomisspeaking wrote:
      >>> > Is there CitySearch local content I can pull on RSS to a local site by
      >>> zip?
      >>> >
      >>> > Tom
      >>> >
      >>> >
      >>>
      >>>
      >


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