The GDELT Project keeps an eye on the global mass media and monitors news from broadcast, print, and web sources in more than 100 languages from virtually every part of the world. The Project facilitates the identification of counts, emotions, events, incidents, images, locations, people, quotes, sources, themes, and other parameters that influence day to day activities around the world. The GDELT Geo API supports the creation of maps of arbitrary keywords or phrases. This way, the entry of an English keyword automatically generates a map of each location appearing in the sentences of the keyword across the entire content GDELT has monitored through 65 live machine-translated languages over the previous 24 hours. The API returns responses in GeoJSON format.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Mapping and Location APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recognition, Chat, and Satellites. Highlights today include the GDELT Geo API for visualizing news keywords and the Sellbrite API for multi-channel eCommerce functions. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Arktis GPS API retrieves location GPS data. The API allows Internet of Things devices to send longitude and latitude data points to Arktis, where it is timestamped and stored for the user to view...