The Geocode plug-in adds easy-to-use geocoding functionality to Escenic Content Engine installations. It allows geographical location records (called geotags) to be associated with content items.

With the Geocode plug-in, journalists and editors working in Content Studio are able to easily add geotags to a content item, which are then stored along with the content item in the Content Engine database. Once these tags are stored with content items, they can subsequently be used in a variety of ways:

  • To search for items in Content Studio by location: either address (city, state, country) or coordinates

  • To plot locations on maps

  • To create user services that search for news by location