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johnsteffensen



Joined: 12/02/2020 13:45:19
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My Topic is about a wrong name of my home city in Geonames.
My home town name is Skærbæk (Skaerbaek) Zip code 6780, Syddanmark, Denmnark.
But Geonames is using this wrong name : SHERREBEK.
This name is a remain from the years, the area was German, until 1920.
I would really ask to have this corrected.
Best regards: John Steffensen
marc



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

Where do you find the old name? I cannot find it. I only find the Danish name.

Best Regards

Marc

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johnsteffensen



Joined: 12/02/2020 13:45:19
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I find the name in the norwegian weather broadcast service YR. ( Værvarsel for
Sherrebek, Syddanmark (Danmark)
I have contacted YR this matter, and they tell me, they have the name Sherrebek from Geo Names.
You fint the name here on YR map: https://www.yr.no/sted/Danmark/Syddanmark/Sherrebek/
Best regards, John
marc



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In the information section they link to this feature:
https://www.geonames.org/2613539/skaerbaek.html
The name as changed in July 2019. I guess they are using an old version.

Best Regards

Marc

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spectorsky



Joined: 03/07/2020 15:09:59
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Odesa is a big city in Ukraine. Earlier its name was Odessa (from Russian Одесса), but now the correct name is Odesa (from Ukrainian Одеса). Unfortunately, Geonames reports Odessa (request is http://api.geonames.org/countrySubdivision?lat=47.03&lng=30.2&username=demo).

Thanks in advance for correcting
 
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