[open-geodata] geocoding services

Jo Walsh jo.walsh at ed.ac.uk
Mon Feb 27 10:11:33 UTC 2012

Hello everyone!

On 24/02/12 09:49, Maurizio Napolitano wrote:
>> Also what about geonames?
>> (http://www.geonames.org/export/reverse-geocoding.html - see also
>> http://thedatahub.org/dataset/geonames)
> You can use also nominatim (but it's like use MapQuest)
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim

http://unlock.edina.ac.uk/places/sources/ - here, we multiplex together 
geonames with OS Open Data for UK and Natural Earth for global vectors 
at 1:1M - the latter is 'labour of love cartography' which I *imagine* 
has its roots in VMap0. We just eat the shapes. Yummy. Unlock is a 
free/open *service* but not free software. Yet?

I'll kick myself if i mention OpenGeocoder.
I'll kick myself if i don't mention OpenGeocoder.
There, now I've mentioned OpenGeocoder.


I've got a bot in my pocket and it is *not pleased* to see you

Jo Walsh

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