Geonames

Geonames has many high quality services listed here: http://www.geonames.org/export/ws-overview.html List cities in boundingbox (press cities button): http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=70 List placename at center (press placename button): http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=71 List weather at center: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=72 (press weather) And lastely the coolest. Throw a boundingbox at wikipedia and return the articles (press wiki.me): http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=73 (press wiki.me)

Earth tools

These services can return local time and heights (and much more). Check out the homepage at: http://www.earthtools.org/ . Height-information : http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=68 Local time information: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=67

Searching in bbox.me

Bbox.me can be started in different ways. If You hit the default link, http://bbox.me/bbox.html, a default bbox will be selected. You can also start up with a bbox by referring to the ID: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=32 Either way bbox.me will zoom into the bbox and start in searchmode like this: If You enter a placename Geonames Web-services […]

Getting that strange geographic URL to work!

I’ll try to explain bbox.me by showing som usecases. This is the basic usecase that got the site started. Maybe You are familiar with the standard WMS. This standard provides a possibility to call a webservice that returns a picture of a map. The way You do it is by providing the bounding-box (the boxed […]