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

Raj Singh raj at rajsingh.org
Fri Oct 8 08:38:06 PDT 2010

I've loved YQL in demos. But Yahoo doesn't seem to get any buzz around their geo stuff. They have a lot of cool stuff, but it's so fragmented and I can never tell if it will grow, mature and/or play nice with other apps. Does anyone have a better feeling about Yahoo's services and strategy?

On Oct 7, at 3:46 PM, Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas wrote:

> 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.
> Best
> [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
> http://jorgesanz.net
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