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marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Hi Carey

For some countries like France, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria we have already populated the alternate names with the data from the postal code database. Other countries will follow. Which country would you like to add data for?

Cheers

Marc

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Denis Khitrov


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Hi Marc,

During last years our company (spbsoftwarehouse.com) released several products using geo data. We collected and developed our own database from many different web sources and we still continue to work on it.

You will not believe but during last few months we were discussing with colleagues that it's great to create a site providing geo data for free and involve users in a "wiki" style to help filling this db. So I was very happy when found this site. Great job. Thank you!

We'll be happy to help geonames.


There are many different ideas in my mind at the moment but the simplest thing we could do is to invite our users to help with localization.

Probably we could also integrate special module into our Spb Traveler that let mobile users to help with error correction and db extension.

What options you have for data adding and editing?

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marc



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Hi Denis

Welcome to GeoNames, glad to have you here. Localization of toponyms is an important aspect of the GeoNames project and it would be great to have your and your users help with it.

In addition to the edit functionality on this web site we have also web services for creating and updating places. Drop me a mail if you are interested in this : marc@geonames.org

Regards

Marc

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olbibigo


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Joined: 19/12/2007 15:33:32
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Hi Marc,

Lately I very often used geonames.org webservices and noticed a few strange behaviors:
http://o.gosselin.free.fr/Geonames1.jpg: CountryCode webservice failed on Serbia and Montenegro.
http://o.gosselin.free.fr/Geonames2.jpg: FindNearbyPlaceName webservice failed on a few level-2 administrative areas returning a strange code. This behavior is found in other countries too.
http://o.gosselin.free.fr/Geonames3.jpg: FindNearbyPlaceName webservice returns a level-2 administrative area name (Eure-et-Loir) not homogeneous with others. This behavior is found in other countries too.

I was ready to correct what can be corrected but unfortunately but I don't know where that can be done despite a few tries. Could you provide us with a modus operandi please?

If necessary you can use this mashup and this one to test.

Regards.

Olivier.
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marc



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Hi Olivier

1. Montenegro is a rather new country and not yet included in the country polygon boundaries we are using. Do you know of recent freely available boundary information?

2. and 3. Christophe the GeoNames Ambassador to France has fixed a lot of problems with French administrative divisions. Could you check wether you still have this issues?

Cheers

Marc

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gio840av


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Hi,
I think Mesa, AZ, USA has 2 duplicate entries in the database.

The two geonamesids are 5316163 and 5304391.

I tried to remove the 5316163 since it has no localized names, but it says I am not the owner of the name so I cannot do it.

Can you guys fix it?
Thanks!
marc



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I have removed the entry.

Marc

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IndeedJimmy



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My company has been using Geonames as one of our data sources for a while now, and we'd like to start actively submitting edits (fixing zero populations, adding/deleting aliases) to Geonames instead of trying to fix the problems on our end. How do we go about getting around the userlevel access problem?
marc



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Hi Jimmy

The 'userlevel' is actually not a problem as you call it, it is rather a feature to protect the database against vandalism (out of ignorance or worse).

I have increased your userlevel.

Best

Marc

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cmarien



Joined: 08/12/2009 21:36:01
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Hi Marc,

My company has been using Geonames as one of our data sources for a while now, and we'd like to start actively submitting edits (fixing zero populations, adding/deleting aliases) to Geonames instead of trying to fix the problems on our end. You had asked one of my colleagues to send you a list of users from our end to get around the userlevel access problem?

Here is our list:

[... emails removed by marc for spam protection ...]

Thank you,
Chloé
marc



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Hi Chloe


I have increased the userlevel of maozhehui and marinaparisi.

I couldn't find the other users in the database.

Best

Marc

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cmarien



Joined: 08/12/2009 21:36:01
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Thanks Marc,
I have asked the following colleagues to make sure they confirmed their accounts. Would you mind checking again and giving us upgraded clearance for changes? Thank you.

[... emails removed by marc for spam protection ...]

Best,
Chloé
marc



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Hi Cloe

I have increased the userlevel for all users on the list except two for whom I still don't find an account:
tamamiyem
aruffell

There are three other accounts that are potentially from you, I will send the list via private message.

Marc

PS: I have removed the emails from the previous postings to reduce the spam they will get.

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cmarien



Joined: 08/12/2009 21:36:01
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Thanks Marc. Happy new year.
Thanks for deleting those email addresses. I will check my spam folder for your message and also ask the 2 remaining colleagues to make sure they have confirmed their accounts. Once that's done I'll get back to you.
Thank you very much for your help,
Chloé
cmarien



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Hi Marc,
The following 2 users should now have properly confirmed their accounts:
tamami.yem
aruffell
And also we have a new user:
tombergman
Would you mind updating their user access level?
Thank you very much.
Chloé
marc



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Chloé

Done for tamami.yem and tombergman.
There is no user 'aruffell'.

Best

Marc

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cmarien



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Thanks Marc! So fast as usual.. I'll see what's going on with aruffel and get back to you.
Thanks again,
Chloé
cmarien



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Hi Marc,
I've got a new user for who we'd like upgraded authority: marcylevitan
Thanks,
Chloé
cmarien



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Hi Marc,
Could you also give higher level access to the following user: carolineerb
Thank you.
Chloé
marc



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Hi Cloé

The two users have been increased in their user level.

Best

Marc

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