[OSGeo-Discuss] Summary: Representing Places With Intelligent URLs

Landon Blake 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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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.
> ---
> Raj

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 [1] 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[2].

Thanks to YQL you can do some work on geoplanet without needing an AppId.


[1] http://isithackday.com/geoplanet-explorer/index.php?woeid=2500105
[2] http://y.ahoo.it/YGCu+wNR

Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas
Ingeniero en Geodesia y Cartografía
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