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You are right this is an error in a data source. It will be fixed.

Marc
Thanks. Fixed


Marc
I don't know whether the code is wrong or the polygon is attached to the wrong code. It is like this in the 2001 files.

There is a new check here:
http://qa.geonames.org/qa/chkShpFeatureWithinNotADMx.html

I will split it per country so that the lines for a country turn up as a separate page on the country check page.

So far only the already existing polyongs have been added. I am still working on the inserts.

It is a fantastic data source, probably the best national data set I am aware of.

Marc
The domain ws.geonames.org was deprecated three years ago:
http://geonames.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/application-identification-for-free-geonames-web-services/


Regards
Hi nyakove

For massive updates the best and easiest would be to find the corresponding data from the official authorities. It would be great if you could help us locate this information. Administratrive divisions are often found on the websites of the national statistical office (even boundary information is often found there). Populated places and other features are normally managed by a national mapping agency.

I have received some complaints about your updates. Are you sure your updates to Admin division are correct? You have changed a couple of populated places to admin division. Does it mean those populated places do not exist? Villages and cities are in first place 'populated places', if there is also an admin division then it is a separate feature.

Regards

Marc
of course not. The adm2 are not in the adm1 file but in the adm2 file or in the allcountries file.

http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/admin2Codes.txt
I have marked Irlanda as 'short'. The isPreferred label here may be misleading as both are equivalent, depending on the use case. I thing 'isShort' for the shorter term is more appropriate.

Regards

Marc
I have marked '"The City of Angels" as 'colloquial. The browser was returning the main toponym name, whereas the api returns the English name. Both names had the language code 'en' but there was no flag to mark one as more important then the other.

Regards

Marc
The Belgium Provinces are modelled as ADM2.

Marc

petervk wrote:

I found that after merging cities1000.zip,cities5000.zip and cities15000.zip I found that it contains duplicates. E.g. "Velp" in countrycode "NL" occurs 3 times with the exact same lat and lon values.
 


Of course, this is by design, those files are subsets of each others. merging them does not make any sense.

Marc
Hi Dudara

I am not familiar with foursquare. I know they are one of our users among apple, nokia, microsoft, cnn, bbc, etc. I therefore don't know what 'translation' feature you are speaking of and what it has todo with geonames.

We are using the provinces as first level and the counties on second level. I am aware that the provinces do not have real administrative function, that they have more some kind of traditional meaning.

In any case, even if we wanted to change it and promote the counties to first level it would be difficult for lack of good data sources. We happen to have boundary data for the provinces but we do not have boundary data for the counties and other Irish features.

The boundaries are available for download here:
http://www.cso.ie/en/census/census2011boundaryfiles/
Unfortunately the license is restrictive and we are not allowed to use this information. If you want to do your country a favour you can plead with the authorities to release the data under less restrictive licenses. Best would be something like the data provided by Ordnance Survey in the UK. I am sure sooner or later they will follow this path an release the data under more open licences, the result of the restrictive licenses is that most global platforms have to make do with other data sources.

Regards

Marc
As mentioned in the readme it is wgs84, srid 4326.

Regards

Marc
I have deleted all Russian capital names where an equal initcap variant is available.

Marc
Hi David

Can you provide the data for this? Otherwise it does not make much sense discussing about new attributes or value domains if there is no data to populate it.

Regards

Marc
Hi Johan

The ws.geonames.org domain is obsolete and should not be used at all:
http://geonames.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/application-identification-for-free-geonames-web-services/
Sooner or later it will be shut down completely.

Regards

Marc
The data for this service is only available for the US. This kind of data simply does not exist for other countries.

Marc
An intersection requires two crossing streets. I see only one street nearby. If you want to get intersections in the distance then you have to increase the radius parameter.

Marc
you can limit it to only one at a time with the user of the parameter adminCode1

Marc
it takes a couple of days, till all servers are updated.

Marc
the first I see is that you are using a deprecated server ur:
http://geonames.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/application-identification-for-free-geonames-web-services/


Marc
 
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