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Unlock Text

Unlock Text is a powerful geoparser that can search text hosted on the web in txt or html format for references to locations. These locations are then returned ready for use in your results page, web map or any other application.

Unlock Text uses a geoparsing engine developed with the Language Technology group at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The engine searches likely place names in the information you provide and uses the Unlock Places API to generate a georeferenced set of results.

Using Unlock Text

Unlock Text is a RESTful API and can be called directly or from a web project for example. Have a look at the getting started page to see how you can integrate it into your work.