Welcome to the Product Announcements Forum for Yahoo! Placemaker. This is the place to learn about updated releases and new features added to Placemaker.
Placemaker is a web service that provides developers the means to geo-enrich their structured and unstructured web content, such as web pages, RSS (and Atom) feeds, news articles, blog posts, and status updates. As an open API, Placemaker helps developers make their applications more location-aware. Placemaker is not a geocoder, but rather a geo-enrichment service to determine the 'whereness' of web content.
Placemaker is a versioned web service, which means that you must specify which version of the web service you are using in every request. Backward-compatible changes, such as new resources, supported formats, or elements will not change the version number. Backward-incompatible changes, such as resource name changes or deleted required elements will change the version number. We try to minimize the number of versions by making mostly backward-compatible changes, and consolidating backward-incompatible changes in a single release.