Yahoo Shows Developers How to Explore Planet

Yahoo has created what it calls the “GeoPlanet Explorer”, based on its geo platform API. The project utilizes Yahoo’s Geo Planet data such as:

– Placenames
– Latitude and longitude info
– Hierarchical info about places

Developers can simply go to the Yahoo Developer Network and go to the Geo section, and retrieve the API and/or the dataset for Geo Planet. The Geo Planet explorer was created to show more ways to use the data.

Source code for the project is available here.

By Chris Crum

Chris Crum is a staff writer and content coordinator for iEntry.

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