placement: Tools for Accessing the Google Maps API

The main functions in this package are drive_time (used for calculating distances between physical addresses or coordinates) and geocode_url (used for estimating the lat/long coordinates of a physical address). Optionally, it generates the cryptographic signatures necessary for making API calls with a Google for Work/Premium account within the geocoding process. These accounts have larger quota limits than the "standard_api" and, thus, this package may be useful for individuals seeking to submit large batch jobs within R to the Google Maps API. Placement also provides methods for accessing the standard API using a (free) Google API key (see: <>).

Version: 0.1.1
Imports: RCurl, jsonlite, base64enc, digest, urltools, stringi
Published: 2016-07-28
Author: Derek Darves
Maintainer: Derek Darves <darves at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README
In views: WebTechnologies
CRAN checks: placement results


Reference manual: placement.pdf
Package source: placement_0.1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: placement_0.1.1.tgz, r-oldrel: placement_0.1.1.tgz


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