XML file of shooting ranges in Michigan

As another small step in this process of manipulating a data set to upload to Google Maps, I took the cleaned XHTML I had from a few days ago, and used TextWrangler to do some quick search and replaces on the source code in order to produce this XML file.
ranges-data.xml

Next, I think, I’ll load this XML file into PHP using the simplexml features which will make it easy to run the data through a PHP-based GeoCoding processor that I’m sure I can dig up. The goal is to transcode the addresses of the ranges into latitude/longitude points, which seem to be required pieces of data for the KML file I’m trying to piece together.

I may at the same time output the whole thing into KML format, since I’ll be in there with the data nodes anyway.

Author: Davin Granroth

Davin is Chief Operating Officer for Covenant Eyes, Inc. in Owosso, MI, USA, where he gets to mix his background in user experience design, research, and strategy with the operation of a software company. For more, see his LinkedIn profile.

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