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Transforming Addresses into Mappable Data for Drupal 7

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Manually entering a latitude and longitude for each node is a tedious process. Just finding out what those numbers are for a given location less than ideal. One of the most common ways to communicate a location to another person is by using a postal address. How many times do you enter a latitude and longitude into your favorite mapping app to get directions? Hardly ever, right? Most of the time you would just enter the street address and the app "just knows" how to find it. In this lesson, we'll configure our Drupal site to Geocode a postal address into geographic data that our Leaflet map can display.

Additional resources

Geocoder module

AddressField module