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Jim Hamilton seems to like GeoPlanet; so much so that he’s produced three mashups which exercise the power of the GeoPlanet API.
First up is YPlaces, which was written primarily to explore the scope of the GeoPlanet API and which offers a visual way of exploring the key concepts of GeoPlanet. Enter a place name and YPlaces will show a map of the place and its coordinates. You can then view the siblings, the children, the neighbours and the belongs-to of your chosen place, all of which are clickable and update the map.
Then there’s Zyp, a mashup of US ZIP codes, GeoPlanet, Google reverse geocoding, ZIP and county polygons and a dash of Virtual Earth. Entering a place will display a list of possible disambiguations. Select one and you can query GeoPlanet to view output the of GeoPlanet place, children, siblings and neighbours functions.
Finally, there’s SakMap, which Jim calls the Swiss Army Knife of maps (SAK … Swiss Army Knife … get it?). The centre point of a map is reverse geocoded and the resultant city name is handed to GeoPlanet which looks up the WOEIDs of the child places, each of which can be viewed. You can also get weather reports for the current place, view an alternate map rendition via Microsoft Virtual Earth, get news, video and pictures via Flickr and even do a web search based on the place name. [...]
Read more: http://www.ygeoblog.com/blog/2009/01/21/geoplanet-in-the-real-world/