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A WOEID (Where On Earth IDentifier) is a unique 32-bit reference identifier, originally defined by GeoPlanet and now assigned by Yahoo!, that identifies any feature on Earth.[1][2] In 2009, Yahoo! released GeoPlanet's WOEID data to the public,[3] with the last release on 1 June 2012, after which Yahoo! decided to cease making the data downloadable until they "determine a better way to surface the data as a part of the service".[4]

WOEIDs are used by a number of other projects, including Flickr[5] OpenStreetMap,[6] and zWeather.[7]


  1. ^ "Yahoo! WOEID Lookup". Zourbuth Project. 
  2. ^ "WOEID Lookup". Find your WOEID. 
  3. ^ "Free geo data solutions compared: GeoNames.org vs. Yahoo! GeoPlanet". Cosmo Code. 24 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Yahoo! GeoPlanet™ Data". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Flickr Services: Flickr API: flickr.places.getInfo". www.flickr.com. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Key:woeid - OpenStreetMap Wiki". wiki.openstreetmap.org. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  7. ^ "zWeatherFeed - Weather Feed Using WOEID Locations". Zazar.