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CandidatesIntroductionFree?Context-based Geoparsing?ExamplesBounding Box

CLAVIN

  • Open source

Yes

Parses a lon/lat point of Boston, MA from 'Snow cover in Boston'

Gets "Paris, ME", "Oxford, ME", and "Norway, ME" from "small towns like Paris, Norway, Oxford in Maine"

No

gisgraphy

  • Free web service (API)

  • Open source

  • Download and setup local server (Free)

  • Paid premium services

 

No

  • Placename/Address Search

  • 'Find nearby' search

  • Fulltext POI, zip, address search

'Washington, DC'

'BWI'

'20737'

 

No. Point Only

Yahoo!

 

BOSS Geo API

 

Free Tier: 2000 queries per day per table per appId

Yes (see example)

  • Also supports geocoding and reverse geocoding

YQL:

SELECT * FROM geo.placemaker WHERE documentContent = “They followed him to 
deepest Africa and found him there, in Timbuktu” AND documentType=”text/plain”.

Link to the example

No. Point Only

geoparser.io

Free: 1000 calls/month/apiKey

$999: 100k calls/month/apiKey

Unlimited: "Contact Us"

Yes

curl -X POST -d inputText="I was born in Springfield and grew up in Boston." \
-H "authorization: apiKey INSERT-YOUR-API-KEY-HERE" \
https://geoparser.io/api/geoparser

No

Unlock Text

Free

Uses LTG and CLAVIN parsers

Yes

curl -i -X POST http://unlock.edina.ac.uk/text-api/users/edina/batchjobs/edinburgh/text \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \
-H 'Authorization: mykey' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{"src":"http://edina.ac.uk", "parser":"clavin"}'
No

OpenBlock

https://github.com/openplans/openblockOpen sourceDocumentation not availableN/AN/A
Google Geocodinghttps://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/intro

Free Tier: 2500/day

 

Yes - Address parsing

  • geocoding/reverse geocoding
https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?address=1600+Amphitheatre+
Parkway,+Mountain+View,+CA&key=YOUR_API_KEY

Yes