Welcome to the Product Announcements Forum for Yahoo! PlaceFinder. This is the place to learn about updated releases and new features added to PlaceFinder
PlaceFinder is a web service that translates street addresses and place names into geographic coordinates. This translation is called geocoding, and it is an important feature to any location-aware application or service. You can use PlaceFinder to provide you with additional information as well, such as formatted postal addresses, area codes, timezones, and WOEIDs.
PlaceFinder is a RESTful service, meaning that every input needed by the web service is passed in the URL. PlaceFinder supports many parameters, so taking time to read the documentation would be worthwhile.