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A meta-geocoding API
Ed Freyfogle
SotM CAT - 3 Oct 2015
http://opencagedata.com
@opencagedata
About me
About me
Off to Barcelona
A meta-geocoding API
Problem
Where are we?
© OpenStreetMap contributors
41.38218,2.19174
Barcelona!
Barcelona!
Barceloneta
Barcelona!
Barceloneta
08003
Barcelona!
Barceloneta
08003 Spain
Catalonia
Passeig de Salvat Papasseit, 1
Europe
BCN
placename long/lat
placename long/lat
forward
placename long/lat
forward
reverse
Yes!
Yes! but …
T&Cs
expensive at volume
OpenStreetMap
Yes!
Yes! but …
not for high volume use
variable coverage
hard/expensive to set up
Yes!
Yes! and …
one API, many geocoders
free as in freedom
dev friendly
You Geonames
and more
Open data
use any map you like
cache as long as you like
fix it
get creative
Win on dev friendliness
openclosed
easy
painful
41.38218,2.19174
© OpenStreetMap contributors
Formatting
"components" : {
"building" : "La Fàbrica del Sol",
"city" : "Barcelona",
"city_district" : "Ciutat Vella",
"country" : "Spain",
"country_code" : "es",
"county" : "BCN",
"house_number" : "1",
"postcode" : "08003",
"road" : "Passeig de Joan Salvat Papasseit",
"state" : "Catalonia",
"suburb" : "la Barceloneta"
},
Formatting
"components" : {
"building" : "La Fàbrica del Sol",
"city" : "Barcelona",
"city_district" : "Ciutat Vella",
"country" : "Spain",
"country_code" : "es",
"county" : "BCN",
"house_number" : "1",
"postcode" : "08003",
"road" : "Passeig de Joan Salvat Papasseit",
"state" : "Catalonia",
"suburb" : "la Barceloneta"
},
"formatted" : "La Fàbrica del Sol, Passeig de Joan Salvat Papasseit, 1, 08003 Barcelona,
Spain",
115 New Cavendish Street, London W1T 5DU, United Kingdom
223 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Rosenthaler Straße 1, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Via Pisacane, 13, 76121 Barletta BT, Italy
3 Upper Alma Road, Rosebank, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
We need your help
https://github.com/opencagedata/address-formatting
Annotations
timezones
time of sunrise/sunset
geohash, MGRS, Maidenhead
what3words
calling codes
OS gridrefs
What should we add?
All suggestions welcome
What’s next?
leave beta, announce pricing
more formatting, annotations
feedback loop to OSM
Start geocoding:
opencagedata.com
Stay informed
@opencagedata
blog.opencagedata.com
@freyfogle (gladly also IRL)
Other stuff
Like geo and in
London?
See you at #geomob
21st Jan
geomobldn.org
@geomob
Geo seed investing
Simplest way to communicate locations
Wearable, washable, all weather maps
Please get in touch if you are a location based
service/geo start-up seeking seed funding
Ed Freyfogle
@freyfogle
http://opencagedata.com
@opencagedata
Thanks!
Questions?

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