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WikiLocation API

The WikiLocation API is for developers wishing to search for Wikipedia articles by location. The data is gathered by downloading the Wikipedia database on a weekly basis and then parsing all of the geocoded entries. This data is stored in a database where it is able to be accessed via the API.

WikiLocation supports 36 languages, totaling over 3.8 million articles. At present, there are over 1 million entries from en.wikipedia.org alone.

In addition to searching via location, users can also search via the venue and spot IDs of the two most popular geo-location networks; Foursquare and Gowalla as well as by Yahoo! WOEID. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML, JSON, or JSONP.

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WikiLocation: Highlights

Summary
Find Wikipedia articles based on location
Category
Wiki
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON, JSONP
API home
http://wikilocation.org/documentation/ 

WikiLocation: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 
Service Endpoint
http://api.wikilocation.org/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
 
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
wikilocation.org  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
n/a 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
bendodson.com/weblog/category/wikilocation/ 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
ben@bendodson.com 
Console URL
 

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