[OSM-dev] Adding links / foreign keys to geonames data

Hakan Tandogan hakan at gurkensalat.com
Tue Apr 8 12:13:18 BST 2008


I understand that we don't want to wholesale import data from geonames.org
because that data might be tainted with Google copyright [1].

How about adding links from *already existing* OSM objects to geonames
objects? That could be a complete URL to the webservice ([2] for the data
about Antalya) or just the geoname id. The geonames guys told me that the
id should be practically constant.

We also have a GSOC 2008 project [3] that I'd like to mentor that wants to
sync geonames data with OSM.


[1]: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Geonames

[2]: http://ws.geonames.org/get?geonameId=323777&style=full


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