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Infochimps Launches New Geolocation API

Austin-based Infochimps, which offers up an online marketplace of datasets, said today that it has launched a new API. The firm said its new Geo API allows developers to access disparate, geo-related data sources through a single API. The new programming interface consolidates information from a number of sources--including the US Census Bureau, the National Climatic Data Center, Foursquare, Wikipedia, and more, all focused on a specific latitude and longitude, or location.