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

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  • 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