The Biodiversity Heritage Library has geocoded our books and journals based
on LCSH geographic headings (not based on geonames in full text).
Our data is available via APIs and datasets and while we do store the
lat/long info we acquire from Google Maps api we are not allowed to share
it within our datasets because it would violate Microsoft's Terms of
Here is a link to a presentation Chris Freeland did recently on our
The end of the presentation links to a 2008 article in code4lib that
explains more of the technical details.
Data Analyst, Biodiversity Heritage Library
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 10:13 PM, John Miedema <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Looking for geotagged book data sources, available as (in order of
> preference): apis, share-able dataset, crawl source. Ideally this data is
> indexed by lat/long, but any geographical groupings are valuable.
> Here’s what I have so far.
> Are you interested in geotagging your book content?
> Thanks, John