[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.

~ESP

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Evan Prodromou <evan at prodromou.name>
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