Referrer URL using Lat/Lon?

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I retrieve weather forecast basted on lat/lon

e.g. For Toronto Canada, it would be
http://api.wunderground.com/api/{key}...

1) Is there a way to retrieve the City name when querying by Lat/Lon? The user may have supplied coordinates for a major city, or the middle of the Sahara desert; I have no way of knowing -- all I have is lat/lon values.

2) I have only limited space to present a small subset of the json result. I'd like to offer a link back to WU for more details/extended forecast, etc. How would I do this? I've tried
http://www.wunderground.com/?apiref={...
but that doesn't default user into the desired lat/lon forecast location.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Brendan Hayes, Official Rep

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Include the /geolookup/ feature to get the city name, and the "l" value is the link to our site. Use the "l" value and append your apiref to make it go to the right location on our site and count towards your referrals.
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BTW, that worked great! Thanks :-)
I'm using it for non-USA inquiries on the wind/concert finder:
http://www.ohwind.com/Home/WindExplorer