I hope i'm not totally wrong with this kind of question at this stackexchange page. Is there any sort of service avaiable that gives me (or allows me somehow to generate) the areatype to a coordinate? Something like (lat,long) -> position is at a beach. I need this kind of data on a more or less global scale, but "only" at those places, where you have at least a gsm (not satallite) connection - so "only" those areas that are more or less close to populated places.
The closest thing i've found would be to analyse map pictures and store the results, which doesn't seem very elegant to me and probably would take alot of time. Is their any better option avaiable?