TownMe Geo API

deprecated
TownMe Geo
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.
Specs
www.townme.com
http://api.townme.com
Mapping
JSON, REST
No
api@townme.com
API Key
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API Mashups (2)
  • MSHT3 is a pure Google Maps version 3 mashup utilizing new Google Geocoding and Elevation services, combined with Yahoo! Query Language accessing Yahoo! Geoplanet. US Zip Code and County polygons are...
  • Locate geotagged Flickr images, Tweets, Foursquare tips and YouTube videos using custom controls on a Google map. Isolate by business, point of interest or intersection.
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Developers (1)
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transpoman
MSHT3

transpoman
tetonGeo
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MSHT3 MSHT3
MSHT3 is a pure Google Maps version 3 mashup utilizing new Google Geocoding and Elevation services, combined with Yahoo! Query Language accessing Yahoo! Geoplanet. US Zip Code and County polygons are displayed, when available, from PropertyMaps.com.
tetonGeo tetonGeo
Deprecated
Locate geotagged Flickr images, Tweets, Foursquare tips and YouTube videos using custom controls on a Google map. Isolate by business, point of interest or intersection.