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GeoMaker by Christian Heilmann (about page)
Version: 1.0
Copyright (c) 2009, Christian Heilmann
Code licensed under the BSD License:
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<h1>GeoMaker - About</h1>
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<h2>Free your geographical information</h2>
<p>GeoMaker allows you to find and display geographical information in texts, web sites and RSS feeds.</p>
<p>By using GeoMaker you can turn any of these resources into a map or <a href="">Microformats</a> to embed into your own web sites, blogs and apps.</p>
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<p>GeoMaker was written by <a href="">Chris Heilmann</a> (<a href="">@codepo8 on Twitter</a>, the <a href="">blog is here</a>) with refinement help by the Yahoo Geo Team.</p>
<p>GeoMaker is free of use, but if you really consider it useful and it saves you a lot of time, we'd love a donation (PayPal form is in the footer of this page).</p>
<h2>A peek under the hood</h2>
<p>In essence, GeoMaker is an easier interface to two web services: <a href="http:/">Yahoo Placemaker</a> and <a href="">Yahoo Maps</a>.</p>
<p>You can achieve the same results with Placemaker itself, but the filtering of false locations has to be done by hand, which is why we thought an interface would be a good plan. It is also possible to replace the Yahoo Maps output with another provider, for example Google maps and future versions of GeoMaker will get this feature.</p>
<p>The interface was build using the <a href="">Yahoo User Interface library</a>, especially the YUI grids, fonts, base, data table and button.</p>
<h2>Get GeoMaker</h2>
<p>GeoMaker is this web site, but you can also download it and install it on your own server, for details check the <a href="developers.php">developers section</a>.</p>
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