nearby zip code for a given location

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e.g. "zip code beverly hills" gives you 90210

(some services/sites ask for a zip code nearby you, if you don't live in the area otherwise you'd have no clue)
• posted 6 years and 3 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) Needs a Developer

A source can be:
Just parse out the json and look for the tag with zip_code in it.
posted by [UserVoice Volvox] • 5 years and 8 months ago Link
Please see Volvox's comment on the source or, if you'd like to use a different source, suggest it in the comments : )
posted by [UserVoice DuckDuckGo Team] • 5 years and 8 months ago Link
Will the goolge geocoding API be a good source? Under "Usage Limits" they state that there is "a query limit of 2,500 requests per day. (User of Google Maps API for Business may perform up to 100,000 requests per day.)"

Plus it can only be used in conjunction with a Google maps and i don't think that's the idea.

I don't have any better ideas however...
posted by [UserVoice HerrSubset] • 5 years and 5 months ago Link
The current ZipCode plugin ( utilizes the Yahoo GeoPlanet API, which looks like it can also be used for this kind of reverse ZipCode lookup ( We suggest this be used as the data source for this plugin.
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 5 months ago Link