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SimpleGeo customers: Move your data to Geoloqi with one command (github.com)
54 points by kyledrake on Jan 14, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments

Why does it always upset me when services like this (Geoloqi) don't have pricing clearly available on their website?

All that great marketing doesn't make me want to sign in and create an account if I can't see quickly how much this service is going to cost me.

I totally agree. We have pricing information coming out next week! We weren't expecting the SimpleGeo news so soon.

'Next week' being Monday? In the time it took you to post this response, you could have gotten pricing info up on your homepage. Well, ok, maybe another 30 minutes, but you get my point.

Something doesn't smell right here, I'm getting more and more dubious. It is clear you are just taking advantage of the failure of SimpleGeo to pimp your service on HN before your service is even ready to be pimped.

Geoloqi was a dedicated SimpleGeo customer, and when we heard SimpleGeo would be shutting down their service, we had to build our own to replace what would be shut down. We figured others might also have the same issue, so offered a simple importer.

As for pricing: there's more to putting pricing up on a website. We have to calculate our own people and server costs, as well as build and integrate a billing system into the site. In addition, developers need a way of knowing how many API calls they've used, and a way to pay for the service.

In conclusion, simply putting pricing up and then having to change it later because we rushed to put it up in the first place would be worse than just waiting until the date we planned on releasing the site. I hope this makes sense, and we really appreciate your comments and concerns.

Yes, sorry it appears this way. We've had our release date set for our new developers website for about a month and are working fast to finish. There's more than just new pricing information coming!

fyi pricing information is now available. https://developers.geoloqi.com/pricing

If you just want to dump your data to CSV to later decide what to do with it, here there is a script https://gist.github.com/1610866

Does your API have context data, such as neighborhood, urbran area and county given a specific lat, lng.

Unfortunately we were using SimpleGeo for that kind of data as well. We are now looking at alternatives or building it in to our own API.

For now, check out the Open MapQuest API (based on OpenStreetMap data) for similar functionality. The example you're looking for is at the bottom of this page: http://open.mapquestapi.com/nominatim/#reverse

Here is a sample API query: http://open.mapquestapi.com/nominatim/v1/reverse?format=json...

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