Blog Posts by Eddie Babcock

  • New YQL tables for Yahoo! GeoPlanet

    We are pleased to announce the availability of new YQL tables for Yahoo! GeoPlanet.

    When we launched Yahoo! GeoPlanet two years ago, it was among the first web services to be supported by YQL, our web service that simplifies the way developers access and shape data available on the Internet. Earlier this year we added several new collections and resources to the web service, including GeoPlanet Concordance, which allows you to use place identifiers used by third-party data providers such as the FAA (airport codes), Geonames, and Wikipedia. We recently added YQL tables for these new features, along with documentation, to allow YQL developers to create even better location-based applications. Using YQL tables for Yahoo! GeoPlanet, a developer can get information about named places around the world and connect that information with other data in a single query. For example, you can get a list of countries in the world using the query:

    select * from geo.countries

    If you prefer to

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