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TownMe Geo API

Note: The TownMe Geo API is no longer available.
This profile is retained for historical purposes only.

The TownMe API, at GeoAPI.com, has now been fully incorporated into Twitter's services. Before the acquisition, it included both read and write geo-related services. The read side had a reverse geocoder which helped translate coordinates (AKA lat/longs) into human readable elements or associations. For instance, give the API "37.78093,-122.409415" and it returned information about the census tract, neighborhood, city, MSA, and state that contains these coordinates.

The POI Finder took a lat long and gave a set of points of interests including businesses close to that point. This meant anyone could build services that allowed users to broadcast location or otherwise interact with their "real location".

The write components of the API included:

The ability to write data about locations. Each API key came with its own overlay of the world and the ability to write data to this overlay. So, if you were writing an augmented reality game and wanted to hide a ghost at a bar in San Francisco, you could write the ghost to the bar using the API and all your users would find it there. This information was be stored on TownMe servers, which means all these interactions could be written in JavaScript without requiring server code.

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TownMe Geo: Highlights

Summary
Business listings, POI, reverse geocoder
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON
API home
http://api.townme.com 

TownMe Geo: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.townme.com/v1/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
Yes  
Provider
www.townme.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Yes  
Data Licensing
See terms of use on api.townme.com  
Usage Fees
Free for most usage levels.  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
5000 queries per day 
Terms of Service
code.google.com/p/geo-api/wiki/TermsOfUse 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
blog.townme.com 
API Forum
groups.google.com/group/geoapi 
Developer Support
groups.google.com/group/geoapi 
Console URL
 

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