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RogerG



Joined: 17/02/2012 16:57:05
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A previous developer at my company made one of our internal processes 100% dependent on the geonames webservice lookup to turn coordinates into addresses. Yesterday, the geonames service was unavailable for ~60% of the calls we made to it.

I need to write a service that regularly downloads geonames data and can serve up these x,y coordinate lookups for addresses.

1. Is this possible? I do not think I see the files needed to do this from the download page: http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/readme.txt

2. Is there an open source project out there where someone already wrote this?

Thanks,
marc



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I am not aware of any issues yesterday and api-status monitor reports close to 100% availability for the free services:
http://api-status.com/6404/114066/GeoNames-API

1. Addresses are not in the download. The download includes data we maintain ourselves.

2. I guess you are using the US reverse geocoding. You can download the data from the US Census website or get the standalone application:
http://www.geonames.org/products/reverse-geocoding.html

Best Regards

Marc

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denis.arnaud


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RogerG wrote:
I need to write a service that regularly downloads geonames data and can serve up these x,y coordinate lookups for addresses.
Is there an open source project out there where someone already wrote this? 


Would something like http://www.gisgraphy.com/ suit your needs?
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