Location Helper 4+

David Blishen

    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings
    • Free



Location Helper brings the power of Core Location to AppleScript. Location Helper has no interface, and runs in the background waiting for AppleScripts to ask it to do something.

You can use it to find your current location, altitude, geocode addresses, even reverse geocode your current location from your AppleScript scripts and applications.

Location Helper also contains all the functionality of our popular app JSON Helper, which allows you to parse JSON into AppleScript records, and convert AppleScript lists, records and strings into JSON.

What’s New

Version 1.03

Fixes the two geocoding commands which now both require a Google Geocoding API key.
This version also fixes a problem where no location was returned if the application had just launched.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Kee Hinckley ,


Exactly what I was looking for. I used this with a Google API key and Keyboard Maestro to create a macro for blog posts that enters my name, the date, and then prompts me to pick the best location string description for my current location.

It calls this, and then prompts from KM.

tell application "Location Helper"
set r to results of (reverse geocode location with API key "XXX")
set choices to ""
repeat with res in r
set choices to choices & (formatted_address of res) & return
end repeat
return choices
end tell

SpudMills ,

So versatile and easy

AppleScript should've offered this natively, but this service provides a really complete and versatile dictionary. It could use a little more documentation in each verb, parameters, etc, but it didn't take long to try a few things to see what form you need to provide for direct objects and such.

KyleBoyer ,

Please Update

It worked awesome before I upgraded to OS X Yosemite. Please update!

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