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Confused - admin1Codes or admin1CodesASCII?  XML
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vspin



Joined: 08/07/2007 00:13:15
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One seems to have more records per country and the other has less, but more fields...? Which Administrative Division do I use with allCountries?

Thanks

p.s. You guys rock!
vspin



Joined: 08/07/2007 00:13:15
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Okay, I'm reading one is in beta. I will use admin1Codes.
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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The reason for having two files is a historical one and sooner or later they will be reconciled into one file.
The admin1Codes was first with only the fips codes, then some users were asking for geonameid and ascii names of the administrative divisions. This information is in the admin1CodesASCII file, which is generated from the geonames database.

Marc

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