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riesenrind



Joined: 08/04/2008 11:45:28
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This should be easy but I can't find out how to do it. I just want to use the Webservice to give me the GeoNameID (or GeonameIDs) for a particular place name.

Taking it further, can I
- look for exact Matches only (London=London)
- Look for partial Matches (London -> London, Londonderry)
- Also search the alternate names table (Londres->London)

Would be grateful for any help!

Rgds

Andrew
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Andrew

The search service does all this and much more :
http://www.geonames.org/export/geonames-search.html

Marc

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riesenrind



Joined: 08/04/2008 11:45:28
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Thanks for the tip. It works fine. Now I'm trying to build it into an Excel Application. I always the get response "The internet site reports that a connection was established but the data is not availible."
Any ideas?
marc



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I have heard of this kind of problem with Excel before, though I don't know the reason nor a solution.

Marc

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