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Anonymous



Hi Everybody,
I have a question regarding the binding box web services provided by geonames.
Does geonames provide any web service which accept binding box co-ordinates (north,south,east,west) to get postal codes or wiki entries within the box similar to cities web service
For example, geonames provide following web service for cities
http://ws.geonames.org/cities?north=44.1&south=-9.9&east=-22.4&west=55.2
marc



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The wikipedia service was already ready. It was just missing a name and documentation :

http://www.geonames.org/export/wikipedia-webservice.html#wikipediaBoundingBox


How urgent is the postal code service for you? And which is your main target country?
It will take some time to determine a reasonable relevancy for each postal code record used for sorting the result. The process is running and if a particular country is urgent for you I can speed up the process.

How the relevancy is determined is described in a blog posting :
http://geonames.wordpress.com/2006/04/30/postalcode-search-improvements/

Marc

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Anonymous



Thanks Marc

Great Work...
But I think some parameters like maxRows,style are missing in the Wikipedia Bounding box Web Service.
The maxRows is realy important parameter to get limited data
Please update me on this.

Sameer
Anonymous



Hi,

In the documentation of this web service maxRows parameter is specified, but when I am using it, it is not affecting the result. Am I doing anything wrong

I want this maxRows so that I will able to implement it with google map simlilar to cities like in
http://www.globefeed.com
please help...
marc



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You are right the maxRows parameter was missing and has just been added.

The style parameter is not yet supported. How would you like to use a style parameter for this service?

Marc

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Anonymous



Hi,

When I tried integrating results from Wikipedia Bounding Box Web service to google map with limited number of results(using maxRows=10), the Results are not spread evenly, but they get collected arround some point of the map area.
The algorithm similar to cities web service should be used to spread the result evenly.


Thanks
Sameer
Anonymous



Check the Wikipedia Bounding box web service integration with google map to see the problem at
http://www.globefeed.com
marc



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Hi Sameer

Is it better now? I have changed the way the result is ordered.

Marc

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Anonymous



Hi Marc

Thats Greate!!! I can see it....

Thanks
Sameer
http://www.globefeed.com
 
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