Fosdem 2016

I presented an api for location entity recognition and geocoding at fosdem 2016 Geocoding the World with openaddresses.

This API can extract and geocode locations from Wikipedia articles or microblog posts with a high confidence score in places where the data is available. The EU version running at geocode.xyz covers some countries pretty well (eg, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark) and others not so well (Poland, Slovakia, Estonia) because in the later case openaddresses.io is missing street address names.

If you have your own address data get a copy of the server on the AWS and load it up on the local Mysql server. Then build your own real time twitter feed location tracker, or map the news of the day.

Or better yet, contribute to openaddresses.io to improve this tool.