[OSGeo-Discuss] Summary: Representing Places With Intelligent URLs
lblake at ksninc.com
Fri Oct 8 09:14:12 PDT 2010
Thanks for the suggestion Jorge. I'm checking out the stuff from Yahoo today.
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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas
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On 6 October 2010 18:02, Raj Singh <raj at rajsingh.org> wrote:
> I think that's the most sensible idea. Geonames seems to be the gold standard right now.
sorry to be late to this geowanking but what about the geoplanet
database from yahoo? It's a hierarchical database of place names with
aliases. Taking your example, and using a GUI for this database, take
a look on  to see a nice representation of the graph neighbours of
your Stockton town (witch has the unique WOEID #2500105).
And using Yahoo Query Language you can create a sentence and get
parents on the geoplanet database for Stockton in XML or JSON.
Thanks to YQL you can do some work on geoplanet without needing an AppId.
Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas
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