[OSM-talk] Geographic names and lat/long pairs

Evan Prodromou evan at prodromou.name
Sat Mar 4 14:46:07 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-03 at 02:28 -0800, Mikel Maron wrote:
> http://www.geonames.org/ is doing some of this. They've compiled
> several public domain gazateers, including the GNS database. Smacked a
> search and web service interface on the front. And it's all editable,
> wiki style.

It's remarkably good. The database dumps from geonames.org may be a more
useful source of information, since they're filtered and sorted from a
number of different sources.

I'll look into it... I'm definitely going to use some of the data for
Wikitravel, so it'll be useful to check it out for OpenStreetMap, too.


Evan Prodromou <evan at prodromou.name>
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