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Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, February 16, 2006
16 years ago

Long and Lat- looks like map coordinates.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

but the wired part.. it reminds me of classic darn lisp struc!!!
heres china's :

but the better part is USA [nothing] :

and heres .au foo :

if you have the country codes, then you can directly harverst lat/long of all countries

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Maybe one of Google's Ajax-powered personalized homepage modules uses this data?

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Seem like the longuitde and latitude of the cities you can search in Google Maps. For example all the names in can be founded at maps if you follow it with ", Spain" anyother city in spain cannot be found.

Also, it resembles the data returned for the Google Suggest script. Where did you found it?

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This cities are used for the weather forecast. If you check the ig (google's one) weahter module, you have a select box with these cities.

Nanaki [PersonRank 3]

16 years ago #

Indeed, Google uses its own weather data.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

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Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Why ooh why does google only provide the map of Torino? Does this mean they have all the maps of europe? Is it a licensing problem with Teleatlas? Don't they have enough resources? Are the european maps imminent?

I search for pizza in that area and i found nothing, so that doesn't work yet. And directions do not work either.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

> Where did you found it?

I found the cities data in a Google search for

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

> I found the cities data in a Google search for

Very clever :D
I did the search and found this:

I looks like a module that returns the onebox results of a google search but doesn't seems to work with any query. An abandoned test module, maybe?

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Pau: it does work, at least for me. It's part of the personalized homepage API tutorial page

Fritz [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

City names, longitude, latitude. geographical position.

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