Joined: 25/05/2007 19:41:15
Location: Boulder, CO USA
Thanks for the great service. GeoNames is solving several problems for me, and I really like the fuzzy logic feature.
Question: What would be the recommended web service method for obtaining the hierarchy of administrative divisions that contain an arbitrary latitude and longitude?
The ws.geonames.org/hierarchy? service does exactly what I want, but it requires knowing a geonameId. I've tried getting one for something nearby using ws.geonames.org/findNearbyPlaceName? but my results are inconsistent. A "nearby place" might not be in the same jurisdiction, either. The same problem arises in trying to identify the appropriate postal code.