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isa



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Hi, Marc:
in the thread http://groups.google.com/group/geonames/browse_thread/thread/45a0d009d81d2821?hl=en, you talk about several future modifications in the geonames structure:

1. add 'isOfficialName' flag to alternateNames
2. add adminCode2 to the main file
3. change fips to iso codes for many countries

The change number 1 is already working, and it's very useful. Thanks.
The change number 2, that affects the main file structure, do you know when you will do this?

Once again congratulations for your fantastic work,
Isa
marc



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Which day do you think is a good day for the change?

For me it is not much work. Some minutes for the code change and the documentation. We should announce it some days earlier on the geonames mailing list.

Cheers

Marc

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isa



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Um!!
The problem is that one of the implied file is the big one, allCountries.txt, and people using this file will must prepare his programs and his table structures, and also his synchronization programs.
Perhaps, the change would have to be in the middle of one week, not in a weekend, and as you say, warning people with something of time.

Exactly, how be will the changes?
I think, they will consist on a new column in the allcountries.txt file, another one in the XX.txt files, another one in the modifications-date.txt, and also in admin1Codes.txt and admin1CodesASCII.txt
Is that thus?
The new column will be last column at right in files? Or it will be beside admin1code column?

By the moment nothing else.
Regards and thanks in advance,
Isa
marc



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We will add it next week, 21 March 2007. See here for details :

http://groups.google.com/group/geonames/browse_thread/thread/b389ae8e28d2a522?hl=en

Marc

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isa



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Hi, Marc:
I have seen the field adminCode2 is already added to the file. Thanks !!!!

Another question: how can we modify or add more adminCode2 in geolocations?

I see that in the window only can modify population and elevation.

Regards,
Isa
marc



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Hi Isa

While it is possible to edit country and admin1 it is not yet possible to edit admin2. Country and admin1 can be edited if you click on the edit link and then on the country/admin1 name.
We want to move away from the fips admin1 codes to the more widely known ISO admin1 codes. Only after this move can we look at more adminx features.

Cheers

Marc

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