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Innovating on Open Location; retrospective rework and recap of the deck (presented by Tyler Bell at Where 2.0 in May 2009) launching Yahoo! Placemaker. Presented at June 2009's #geomob at the British ...

Innovating on Open Location; retrospective rework and recap of the deck (presented by Tyler Bell at Where 2.0 in May 2009) launching Yahoo! Placemaker. Presented at June 2009's #geomob at the British Computer Society in Covent Garden

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    Innovating on Open Location Innovating on Open Location Presentation Transcript

    • Innovating on Open Location#geomob, June 30th, 2009Gary Gale, Yahoo! Geo Technologies
    • Webvolution
      Web x: Networked World
      Web 1.0: Networked Documents
      Web 2.0: Networked People
    • Yahoo! Open Location
      Creating an Open Infrastructure for a Location-Aware Internet:
      Open Ownership: control and transparency
      Open Exchange: avoid ‘roach motel’ mentality – locations accessible across apps/devices/platforms
      Open Platforms: easy to use, accessible
      Open Data: using the same grammar and vocabulary to describe named place geography
      Part of the Y!OS initiative
      Open = Ethos and Action
    • GeoPlanet
      Millions of placenames in multiple languages
      WOEIDs– permanent unique identifiers
      Vertical and Neighboring Relationships
      http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/
    • Placemaker
    • Placemaker
      Miami
      Florida Keys
      Fort Lauderdale
      St Petersburg
      XML, Text, HTML, RSS, etc.
      Geo-enrich your unstructured and atomic content:
      • web pages, news
      • feeds, blog posts,
      • status updates, ad titles and creatives
    • Placemaker in a Nutshell
      Freely available
      No formal rate limit
      Uses GeoPlanet data
      Global and multilingual; strongest in EFIGS
      Returns:
      WOEIDs
      Count and occurrence
      Path and character offset
      Admin and colloquial scopes
      http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/placemaker/
    • Webvolution
      +
      =
      Web 2.0:
      Networked People
      Web 1.0:
      Networked Documents
      Web x: Networked World
    • Want to Know More?
      Look for the Placemaker tag on the Geo Technologies blog
      http://www.ygeoblog.com/tag/placemaker/
      Browse the Placemaker forum on Yahoo! Developer Network
      http://www.ygeoblog.com/connect/
      See Christian Heilman talk about Placemaker on YDN Tuesday on 7/7
      http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2799061/
    • Thank you for listening …
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