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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
jonytelefonny



Joined: 14/11/2020 12:16:47
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Hi, developpers, i live in Ukraine and my own city is DNIPRO, that's correct. Not dnipropetrovsk, because there was a communists occupation for lot of years and they pushed their evil names everywhere they can. Now we are free people and usage of that bloody idols is prohibited yet by the law, but some cities names in different abroad databases still not updated and it's so sad. Respect ourself and have a nice day.
 
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