BOSS Geo Added to Yahoo! Search API

Something new from Yahoo! (you remember them right?)… seems the Yahoo! team is beefing up their API a little with addition of some new geospatial capabilities. Via their dev blog, Yahoo! describes BOSS Geo as being comprised of two popular services – PlaceFinder – a geocoder and reverse geocoder service – and PlaceSpotter (was PlaceMaker) which helps to pull rich information about the locations mentioned in an article or content – now offers powerful, new geo services to BOSS developers. Read more on the Yahoo! blog HERE

A news article is no longer just text but has rich, meaningful geographical information associated with it. For instance, the next time your users are reading a review of a cool new coffee shop in the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco, they can discover another article about a hip new bakery in the same neighborhood

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