As more and more location-based services pop up, there is both an opportunity and a need to have all that data organized. Enter Fwix, who describe themselves as a hyperlocal news service and GeoData platform

As more and more location-based services pop up, there is both an opportunity and a need to have all that data organized. Enter Fwix, who describe themselves as a hyperlocal news service and GeoData platform. Available in 61,000 cities in 7 different countries, Fwix aggregates all sorts of data based on location, so people can easily see what’s happening immediately around them.

Originally designed to filter news on the Internet by location, Fwix has now built a technology to geotag existing content on the web. Fwix uses data from news, blogs, reviews, events, social media and more, pulling place-related data out of photo descriptions and video transcripts. Information is free to users and can be searched by location, keyword, type or popularity. Popularity is determined using metrics like Foursquare check-ins. With their API, app developers can pull data from the site or push place-based content into the Fwix database.

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