Posts Tagged: woeid

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    RIP FireEagle. You Shall Share Location No More

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    Back in 2010, when I left Yahoo! to go and join Nokia, I wrote some words that at the time seemed full of hope for the future of the Geotechnologies group I’d left. I’ll continue to use my core set of Yahoo! products, tools and APIs … YQL, Placemaker, GeoPlanet, WOEIDs, YUI, Flickr and Delicious…. Read more »

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    GeoPlanet Data Resurfaces For Download; On The Internet Archive

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    Although I can’t find the originator of the saying that there’s no delete button for the internet, it’s a saying that’s very true. If you put something up on a web site, be it a photo, some text or perhaps a file of geographic data there’s a very good chance that someone else has a… Read more »

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    The Opposite Of Geolocation Is … Relocation?

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    First a disclaimer; there’s one elsewhere on this blog but this post merits another. I used to work for Yahoo! as part of the Geo Technologies group. I now work for Nokia as part of their Location group. The opinions and ideas expressed in this post are absolutely just my own, and should not be… Read more »

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    Deep In The Twitter (Developers) Nest

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    The last week has been crammed with planning for and finally realising the first WhereCamp unconference to be held in Europe. More of that later but before WhereCamp EU, there was the London Twitter Developer’s DevNest. Angus Fox, one of the organisers of the DevNest, had first got in touch with me last year after… Read more »

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    Have You Noticed That noticin.gs Have Noticed WOEIDs?

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    While everyone, well almost everyone, was fast asleep in London, Twitter quietly dropped a bomb-shell into their API announcements mailing list. Their new Trends API will help the service’s users answer the perennial question “what’s going on where am I“. So far, so geo but Twitter has noticed what I’ve been saying in my talks and… Read more »