I would guess the former - have you tried asking him directly? I bet he'd be willing to share.

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Jon Robson <jdlrobson@gmail.com> wrote:
I saw this tweet today [1] about a Wikipedia nearby mashup [2]. I was
interested to see that they use a Wikipedia geonames api. Do we think
this is because the geodata api has not been well enough advertised or
could it possibly be something to do with the
simplicity/documentation/additional output of the api?

Sample api queries/outputs: [3] and [4]

[1] https://twitter.com/edsu/status/326436210144866304
[2] http://inkdroid.org/ici/#lat=37.7867&lon=-122.3995
[3] http://api.geonames.org/findNearbyWikipediaJSON?lat=51&lng=1&radius=10&username=wikimedia&maxRows=10
[4] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?format=json&action=query&list=geosearch&gscoord=51%7C1&gsradius=10000&gsnamespace=0

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