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.
SureChem, traditionally a chemical patent search site, responded to its "customers' requests for a direct pipeline to patent chemistry data that gave them batch access, the ability to easily integrate with internal tools, and no limitations on how they accessed or use the data" with the launch of SureChemDirect. According to SureChem founder, Nicko Goncharoff, the SureChemDirect API "enables users to directly search [the SureChem] database" for chemical patents and chemical structures within their own toolkits.