for a given lat/long, return to me venue names, along with Foursquare, Facebook, Yelp & Google IDs
Brian Smith commented
Isn't this essentially what 4sq is doing with their new venue api?
Lenny Rachitsky commented
OMG this would be so useful. I'm currently talking the venue merging problem, using Foursquare as my default case. I think Gowalla is the only one that's solved this problem publicly, but they don't expose it as a service. Though when you check-in with their API, they do return the foursquare venue id.
AdminDennis Yang (Admin, Infochimps) commented
Also interesting would be other location IDs from other providers:
Please list others that would be interesting here too.
Ideally the list would be a deduped. And given a venue name and lat/long provide a list of possible matches across facebook, foursquare, yelp and google.