Introducing Placemaker

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introduction to Placemaker, Yahoo's geolocation API that extracts geo information from URLs or free text.

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Introducing Placemaker

  1. Introducing Placemaker Christian Heilmann | http://wait-till-i.com | http://twitter.com/codepo8 YDN Tuesday at Skills Matter, London, UK, July 2009
  2. Spatial Fanboy
  3. Placemaker http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/placemaker/
  4. Thanks. Any questions?
  5. A web of information
  6. Searching & Finding
  7. Analysing & deciding http://www.flickr.com/photos/briannasdksdk/1698458575/
  8. Human additives
  9. Mobility http://vimeo.com/2638558
  10. Hidden goodies
  11. Free Text Places URL References
  12. First we take Manhattan, and then we take Berlin.
  13. Calling Placemaker http://wherein.yahooapis.com/v1/ document documentContent=First+we+take +Manhattan+and+then+we+take +Berlin. documentType=text/plain appid=my_appid
  14. Parameters appid - nothing happens without it! inputLanguage documentURL fr-CA,de-DE... url to analyze outputType documentType xml or RSS MIME type of doc documentContent autoDisambiguate text to analyse remove duplicates documentTitle focusWoeid additional title filter around a woeid
  15. First we take Manhattan, and then we take Berlin.
  16. First we take Manhattan, and then we take Berlin.
  17. Working with Placemaker results
  18. Places
  19. References
  20. Annoyances
  21. 50,000 bytes
  22. The broken web
  23. POST vs. GET
  24. !JSON
  25. Places vs. References
  26. Fixes
  27. YQL to fix the web.
  28. Connecting places and references
  29. http://isithackday.com/hacks/placemaker/simpletext.php
  30. YQL open table for GET and JSON
  31. Good news, everyone!
  32. http://isithackday.com/hacks/placemaker/placemaker-javascript.html
  33. Implementations
  34. Yahoo News Map http://isithackday.com/hacks/placemaker/map.php
  35. TweetLocations http://isithackday.com/hacks/placemaker/tweet-locations.php
  36. Geo this! (Greasemonkey) http://icanhaz.com/geothis
  37. GeoMaker Collaboration http://icant.co.uk/geomaker/
  38. GeoMaker API http://icant.co.uk/geomaker/api.php
  39. JS Placemaker http://icant.co.uk/jsplacemaker/
  40. You have the data...
  41. You have the tools...
  42. All you need is a great idea.
  43. Flickr knows woeid :)
  44. http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/
  45. http://www.guardian.co.uk/data-store
  46. T H A N K S ! Keep in touch: Christian Heilmann http://wait-till-i.com http://scriptingenabled.org http://twitter.com/codepo8

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