Who's on First is now powering Mapzen Search

We made a big change to Mapzen Search last week. Didn’t notice? Exactly!

Since last Friday, Mapzen Search is being powered by Who’s on First, Mapzen’s open data gazetteer. Now, we can make changes to cities, countries, neighbourhoods, and borders in days rather than months, and take advantage of new data types as the Who’s on First team adds it (not to tease postal codes but…).

There have been a myriad of changes under the hood, with subtle improvements in Search and Autocomplete, and many more to come in the next few weeks.

There have been a few additions and clarifications to our documentation, so be sure to check out the latest there.

What’s on next?