Ilminster UKit will return various information such as latitude and longitude. Fetegeo aims to return high quality results without imposing undue conditions on format of the users' input.
Fetegeo is however much more than just a search engine. It can be embedded as a library or used as a client / server; it can be used to categorise locations into hierarchy; it is relatively independent of any particular dataset. Furthermore Fetegeo is intended to be easily customisable to different circumstances; it is a relatively small body of code with a reasonable degree of in-built flexibility.