I'd like to try PlaceFinder on text. How can I send about 10 news articles through and get results? -- J
PlaceFinder does not process arbitrary text or web pages; it only handles location queries, such as addresses or place names. Perhaps you are thinking of Placemaker, our geoparsing web service. Placemaker reads through a structured document, such as a news article, and returns information about every recognized place found in the document. It can also read plain text strings that may or may not contain location references. You can learn more about Placemaker at http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/placemaker/.