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valexiev



Joined: 09/11/2015 09:42:26
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1. http://www.geonames.org/3568968/america.html
additional relations not covered by the tree admin hierarchy:
class code id name action
L CONT 6255150 South America
L RGN 7729890 Northern America
L RGN 7729892 Central America
L RGN 7730009 Latin America and the Caribbean
But looking at http://geotree.geonames.org/3568968/, this is a small village in Cuba! (Note: there's also another village America in Argentina)
You can imagine the mess this creates if you try to use the gn:parentFeature hierarchy.

2. http://www.geonames.org/6255149/north-america.html
L RGN 7729891 Carribean
But the Caribbean is surely in Latin America and the Caribbean, so should be deleted here.

3. What's the difference between 7729890 Northern America and 6255149 North America?

More questions:
10. What is the best way to ensure consistency of the hierarchy? I can see that making changes one place at a time can easily lead to errors.
11. Are there explicit Parent links to Earth? Or are they generated in the RDF export by some other means?
12. Is there a chance for http://geotree.geonames.org/ to show the non-admin hierarchy too? That would make such problems more visible.
13. The hierarchy is single-parented, right? Is this enforced?
14. The non-admin Parent & Child links are inverses. Is this enforced?
15. For a country, what does parent "adm1 = general(00)" mean?
16. What's the best way to report such problems?
17. What's the best way to fix such problems? Using the web UI?

valexiev



Joined: 09/11/2015 09:42:26
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Someone fixed 1 & 2, thanks!
I fixed 3: I see that Northern America is a narrower area than North America, so I fixed that part of the hierarchy
 
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