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The OpenCage geocoder - geoinquiets 2 July 2015

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An overview of the motivations behind the OpenCage geocoder. Learn more and test the geocoder:

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The OpenCage geocoder - geoinquiets 2 July 2015

  1. 1. A meta-geocoding API Ed Freyfogle Geoinquiets - 2 July 2015 http://opencagedata.com @opencagedata
  2. 2. Problem
  3. 3. Where are we?
  4. 4. © OpenStreetMap contributors
  5. 5. 41.39834, 2.12462
  6. 6. Barcelona!
  7. 7. Barcelona! Sarrià
  8. 8. Barcelona! Sarrià 08017
  9. 9. Barcelona! Sarrià 08017 Spain Catalonia Jaume Piquet 23 Europe BCN
  10. 10. placename long/lat
  11. 11. placename long/lat forward
  12. 12. placename long/lat forward reverse
  13. 13. Yes!
  14. 14. Yes! but … T&Cs expensive at volume
  15. 15. OpenStreetMap
  16. 16. Yes!
  17. 17. Yes! but … not for high volume use variable coverage hard/expensive to set up
  18. 18. Yes!
  19. 19. Yes! and … one API, many geocoders free as in freedom dev friendly
  20. 20. You Geonames and more
  21. 21. Open data use any map you like cache as long as you like fix it get creative
  22. 22. Win on dev friendliness
  23. 23. openclosed easy painful
  24. 24. 41.39834, 2.12462
  25. 25. © OpenStreetMap contributors
  26. 26. Formatting "components" : { "city" : "Barcelona", "city_district" : "Sarriu00e0 - Sant Gervasi", "community_centre" : "Casa Orlandai", "country" : "Spain", "country_code" : "es", "county" : "BCN", "pedestrian" : "Plau00e7a del Xiprer", "postcode" : "08023", "state" : "Catalonia", "suburb" : "Sarriu00e0" },
  27. 27. Formatting "components" : { "city" : "Barcelona", "city_district" : "Sarriu00e0 - Sant Gervasi", "community_centre" : "Casa Orlandai", "country" : "Spain", "country_code" : "es", "county" : "BCN", "pedestrian" : "Plau00e7a del Xiprer", "postcode" : "08023", "state" : "Catalonia", "suburb" : "Sarriu00e0" }, “formatted” : "Casa Orlandai, Plau00e7a del Xiprer, 08023 Barcelona, Spain",
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. We need your help https://github.com/opencagedata/address-formatting
  30. 30. Annotations timezones time of sunrise/sunset geohash, MGRS, Maidenhead what3words calling codes OS gridrefs
  31. 31. What should we add? All suggestions welcome
  32. 32. What’s next? leave beta, announce pricing more formatting, annotations feedback loop to OSM
  33. 33. Start geocoding: opencagedata.com
  34. 34. Stay informed @opencagedata blog.opencagedata.com @freyfogle (gladly IRL)
  35. 35. Other stuff
  36. 36. Like geo and in London?
  37. 37. See you at #geomob 15th July geomobldn.org @geomob
  38. 38. Geo seed investing Simplest way to communicate locations Wearable, washable, all weather maps
  39. 39. Please get in touch if you are a location based service/geo start-up seeking seed funding
  40. 40. Ed Freyfogle @freyfogle http://opencagedata.com @opencagedata Thanks! Questions?

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