Lookup information about a place, by its URL.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
url (Required)
A URL in the form of /country/region/city. For example: /Canada/Quebec/Montreal

Example Response

<place place_id="4hLQygSaBJ92" woeid="3534" latitude="45.512" longitude="-73.554" place_url="/Canada/Quebec/Montreal" place_type="locality" has_shapedata="1">
  <locality place_id="4hLQygSaBJ92" woeid="3534" latitude="45.512" longitude="-73.554" place_url="/Canada/Quebec/Montreal">Montreal</locality>
  <county place_id="cFBi9x6bCJ8D5rba1g" woeid="29375198" latitude="45.551" longitude="-73.600" place_url="/cFBi9x6bCJ8D5rba1g">Montréal</county>
  <region place_id="CrZUvXebApjI0.72" woeid="2344924" latitude="53.890" longitude="-68.429" place_url="/Canada/Quebec">Quebec</region>
  <country place_id="EESRy8qbApgaeIkbsA" woeid="23424775" latitude="62.358" longitude="-96.582" place_url="/Canada">Canada</country>
  <shapedata created="1223513357" alpha="0.012359619140625" count_points="34778" count_edges="52">
            45.427627563477,-73.589645385742 45.428966522217,-73.587898254395, etc...

Error Codes

2: Place URL required.
The URL was not passed with the API method.
3: Place not found.
Unable to find a valid place for the places URL.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

API Explorer : flickr.places.getInfoByUrl