The GeoNames Python Library GeoNames Python Library by Dennis Carriere is a 0.1.2 Python Package for use with the GeoNames API. This library parses the geonames.org datasets into a clean and user-friendly OGR shapefile format. The GeoNames API is a geographical database with web services that let users extract useful information about different places, such as weather, timezone and post codes.
Less than two months ago, Merriam-Webster announced that some of its references would be available via an API. Now, competitor Cambridge University Press has followed suit with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through an API (i.e. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner's English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner's Dictionary).
The web's largest video site has added a new personalization feature to its YouTube API. Sure to be misunderstood as a privacy concern, the service now lets applications access viewing history for authenticated users. Amazon also made two announcements related to its storage and database services. That and 19 new APIs round out today in APIs.