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Hi Rob

There are two name fields in the extracted files. One is called 'name' and the other is called 'asciiname':

name : name of geographical point (utf varchar(200)
asciiname : name of geographical point in plain ascii characters, varchar(200)

Why don't you simply use the asciiname field if you don't like accents or other occasional non-ascii characters? It does not seem very useful to me to change the definition of the 'name' field and restrict it to ascii only. This would only destroy information, most users are interested in the accents, those who only want the ascii chars can use the respective field.

Regards

Marc
I am afraid disabling the moderation is not an option, there are hundreds of spam postings per week and only a handful of real postings. Removing the moderation would make the forum completetly useless after a couple of days, since it would be flooded with spam.

I understand it is a nuisance - and believe to have to delete hundreds of spam postings in the moderation queue every couple of days is a pain to me too. The only way I see is to move to a better forum software with better spam protection. However migrating the existing postings to a new software is also a pain and I have not yet had the time to do this.

Marc
This has historical reasons. The service first returned only one result. Later it was extended to return multiple results. For the xml response it was possible to add additional elements whereas for the json response it was not possible since the result json attributes were not wrapped in a container object.

We could change the response format when the maxRows param is present into an array of objects, but still it would break applications using the maxRows parameter even though it only returns one feature.

Regards

Marc
Hi Rob

I have increased your userlevel.

Best Regards

Marc
As you have already noted, most Chinese alternate names are simply marked with 'zh'. Only a few are marked with zh-CN or zh-TW. The numbers right now are:

number | lang code
372923 | zh
1385 | zh-CN
266 | zh-TW
Hi Tronix

The search service has a name_startsWith parameter which can be used for autocomplete:
http://www.geonames.org/export/geonames-search.html

Marc
simplified country polyons are now available in the download directory. We are still figuring out best format, optimal size and what will be free and what will be premium.

all polygons in highest possible resolution will be available as premium option.

Marc
thanks. The two postal codes have been deleted from the database.

Marc
Check out the alternate names table.

Marc
The timezoneId should be sufficient for you to get the information from your local environment.
For java for example you get it from the TimeZone class with the getOffset method:

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/util/TimeZone.html#getOffset%28long%29

Regards

Marc
has been correctd, thanks.

Marc
The alternate name Czechia has been flagged as 'colloquial'. This will hopefully solve the problems reported.

Marc
Thanks.

They have been created:
http://www.geonames.org/search.html?q=goa+in+adm2&country=IN

Marc
Hi Eric

You find the list of oceans used by the service here:
http://www.geonames.org/export/ocean.html

Marc
Hi Peter

The code '00' stands for general features not belonging to any adm1. You can set them to 'null' in your application.

Regards

Marc
Hi Breach

I have marked them as 'colloquial' names, and I have also marked 'Ávila' as preferred name.
I think it is a bit early to increase your user level since you have not yet made many updates. It is probably better to get more experience with the data and modelling concept.

Best Regards

Marc
Hi

use the parameter 'level' to drill deeper into the hierarchy.
http://www.geonames.org/export/web-services.html#countrysubdiv

Regards

Marc
the default radius is 10km, max limit for free service 20km, max limit for premium 150km
Hi Robert

Thanks for your contribution. Please feel free to improve the coordinates, just be carefull not to use anything derived from GADM since the restrictive licence of GADM does not allow us to use their data.

Regards

Marc
I don't find 47037 on the poste.it website: http://www.poste.it/online/cercacap/home.do

however I do find 47921 and on the wikipedia page is says: 47921-47924

What do you think best? to add the four codes with place Rimini or add some other place names as well?
Wikipedia says
47922 Viserba, San Vito (it actually says 47822, but poste.it does not know this code)
47923 Vergiano
47924 Rivazzurra, Miramare

Marc
 
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