[Editor's note: Yahoo! provides advanced mapping capabilities including GeoPlanet, a Web 2.0 gazetteer of world placenames (see also GeoName's post on the relational ontology / the semantic web).]
Republished from Yahoo!
Yahoo! wants to connect the Web to the World; here you can access our increasing portfolio of platforms to help you geo-enrich your applications and make the Internet more location-aware:
Provides the geographic developer community with the vocabulary and grammar to describe the world’s geography in an unequivocal, permanent, and language-neutral manner. (Blog post
GeoPlanet Data: Tab-delineated files containing WOEIDs and the corresponding place-names that underlie GeoPlanet.
Placemaker™: Identify, disambiguate, and ‘extract’ places from unstructured and structured textual content to help create local- and location-aware applications. (Blog post)
Fire Eagle™: Allows users to share their location with sites and services through the Web or a mobile device.
Maps: Embed rich and interactive maps into your web and desktop applications.