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Presenting the OpenCage Geocoder at #londonapi 17 Sept 2014

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A lightening talk about the OpenCage geocoder - see http://geocoder.opencagedata.com - to be presented at #londonapi by Ed Freyfogle (@freyfogle) on 17th September 2014

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Presenting the OpenCage Geocoder at #londonapi 17 Sept 2014

  1. 1. A meta-geocoding API Ed Freyfogle London API - 17 Sept. 2014 http://opencagedata.com @opencagedata
  2. 2. Problem
  3. 3. Where are we?
  4. 4. (c) OpenStreetMap contributors
  5. 5. 51.5225359, -0.1353835
  6. 6. London!
  7. 7. London! Bloomsbury!
  8. 8. London! Bloomsbury! WC1E 6JA!
  9. 9. near Warren Street London! Capper Street Bloomsbury! WC1E 6JA! England Zone 1 near UCL United Kingdom just off TCR
  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
  18. 18. Yes!
  19. 19. Yes! and … one API, many geocoders free as in freedom annotations
  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. Annotations timezones OS gridrefs geohash what3words more coming, suggestions welcome
  23. 23. Start geocoding: opencagedata.com
  24. 24. Like geo?
  25. 25. See you at #geomob 4 Nov. geomobldn.org
  26. 26. Ed Freyfogle London API - 17 Sept. 2014 http://opencagedata.com @opencagedata Thanks! Questions?
  27. 27. Thanks! Questions?

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