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Classic ASP Google Maps API Reading XML

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I wanted to use the following URL to get the XML from Google
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/geo?q=bl17le&output=xml

It returns XML, is there an easy way to use this return in ASP
is it wasy to pull out the data into variables.

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Carl Tawn earned 2000 total points
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It's fairly straightforward. You just need to load the XML into an XML Document object and use XPath to retrieve the nodes you are interested in. The only small caveat is that you need to handle the namespace that the Xml uses.

Here's a quick sample that retrieves the value of the "address" node returned by the URL you posted:
<%
    Set http = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP.6.0")
    http.open "GET", "http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/geo?q=bl17le&output=xml", false
    http.send

    Set doc = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.6.0")
    doc.loadXml http.responseText

    If doc.parseError.errorCode <> 0 Then
       Response.Write doc.parseError.reason
       Response.End
    End If
    

    doc.setProperty "SelectionNamespaces", "xmlns:x='http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0'"

    Set node = doc.selectSingleNode("/x:kml/x:Response/x:Placemark/x:address")
    Response.Write "Address: " & node.Text
%>

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by:Nick_SD
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superb answer, given me more than i asked for

cheers
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