Yahoo Placemaker API

Yahoo Placemaker
Yahoo Placemaker is a new "geo-enrichment" platform. The freely-available API enables developers and publishers to make applications and data sets location-aware by determining the "whereness" of unstructured content (such as blog posts, new articles, feeds, and web pages). To use it, developers specify structured and unstructued content; feeds, web pages, news, status articles, etc. Then Placemaker identifies, disambiguates and extracts places. And finally Placemaker returns geographic metadata, which determines the whereness of structured and unstructured content.
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  • Its a combination of news and map, such that it relates a location to its news and also a news to its related location. It surely is a new way to keep yourself updated with a particular locations...
  • Mapeas enables users to browse video news by location on a world wide map, so they can read them easier and faster. Mapeas has no unnecessary menus and doesn't ask for user registration. From a...
  • Fun YQL hack to display images from The Big Picture on a map.
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Pete Warden's Placemaker Tutorial Pete Warden's Placemaker Tutorial
How to use Yahoo's Placemaker API to extract places from documents

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Newsonmap.in Newsonmap.in
Its a combination of news and map, such that it relates a location to its news and also a news to its related location. It surely is a new way to keep yourself updated with a particular locations news. You can zoom in to a particular area on map and get its related news. By default it will load the users country's news. Also there is a search box to search for a location. All you need to do is click on a location on map and it will get its latest news. Also you can hover your mouse over news shown to see its related locations on map.
Mapeas Mapeas
Mapeas enables users to browse video news by location on a world wide map, so they can read them easier and faster. Mapeas has no unnecessary menus and doesn't ask for user registration. From a technical point of view, it is mashup using Google Maps, Yahoo Pipes and various video news feeds.
Big Picture Small World Big Picture Small World
Fun YQL hack to display images from The Big Picture on a map.
Digital NZ Geoparser Digital NZ Geoparser
Deprecated
An attempt to put Digital New Zealand on the map by parsing placenams in the text.
Yahoo Geolocation Button for Wordpress Yahoo Geolocation Button for Wordpress
A Firefox Greasemonkey script to embed a "geo this" button within the WordPress admin screen. Click the button and it makes a YQL call to Placemaker, sending along the contents of your post. It embeds the results in the Geo microformat.