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Joined: 19/01/2023 11:02:48
Messages: 1

Dear GeoNames community,

We are using the GeoNames API from one of our applications to register content location in our metadata.

I've added some new and changed GeoNames entries related to Maastricht University on 5 December 2022. These new entries are visible in the GeoNames web interface, but not in the API.
- web UI: 6 items at
- API: only 1 item at

Somewhere else at this forum ( I read that it can take up to 1 month before new or changed items have been curated and become visible on all servers.

This 1 month period has now exceeded. Could you please look into this and make my items available?
Many thanks in advance!

Best regards,
Maarten Coonen
Developer at Maastricht University Library, the Netherlands

Joined: 25/01/2023 18:41:27
Messages: 1

I witnessed exactly the same behaviour. Mid November I changed some positioning data, because it varied to the actual position.

As I have waited a few days and the change only seemed to be visible in the web view, I searched the forum for any further information. I stepped across the same article as maartenc mentioned and thought the changes would be replicated by January.

However, this is not the case and I hope someone on this forum would be so kind to provide a solution on how to improve/extend the existing data set, not only in the web GUI, but most importantly on the API itself!

King regards

Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
Messages: 4341


Mid Novemeber is a long time. Which feature is the change about? The data was replicated several times during this period.

Best Regards


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