We thought we'd welcome in 2019 with a slight update to the look of the site to improve usability. In particular, the GeoSeer website should now be much better behaved on mobile devices. There's also now more consistency in page navigation to help you find where you're going, and we've tweaked the search results page to better expose meaningful information, including the service's url.
The changes are not just cosmetic, we've also improved the search functionality to try and provide better results for multi-term queries. So searches for things like
tree preservation orders will now preferentially try and find results where the words are next to each other without your having to put quotes (
"") around it. We've also done a fair amount of work to the location assignment service (the bit that decides what area of the planet a bounding box covers) so you should be getting better results there too.
And as if all that wasn't enough, there are a couple of new features - this blog now has an RSS feed so you can better keep up with our posts.
But we've been keeping the best until last - we now have an API! It's still in beta for the next few weeks but if you're interested in using it, do let us know. There's an entire page with information about the API on it, and we'll be doing a blog post about it when we launch it.