Configuring Geocoding

Geocoding is the process of converting a location name (like nyc or Argentina) into GPS coordinates and bounding box(es).

Perkeep‘s location search currently requires Google’s Geocoding API, which now requires an API key. We do not currently provide a default, shared API key to use by default. (We might in the future.)

For now, you need to manually get your own Geocoding API key from Google and place it in your Perkeep configuration directory (run pk env configdir to find your configuration directory) in a file named google-geocode.key.

To get the key, see https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/start#get-a-key