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I run a hiking site and would like to get parks where you can at least have a nice walk. That means they should not be playgrounds, stadiums, and probably be bigger than 3 square city blocks at least.

Is there a way to get this information from GeoNames? I can get parks, but how do I combine it with the polygon size?


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Have you thought of downloading the GeoNames Data - and load the data into a database (postgis) and using the powerful functionality that can query all your requests? – Mapperz Jun 24 '11 at 20:29
@Mapperz I have and kind of reluctant because I think I would have a hard time figuring out what to do :)))) – Genadinik Jun 24 '11 at 21:10
@Mapperz if I download that data, do you think I will be able to perform the tasks that I mentioned in my question in there? – Genadinik Jun 24 '11 at 21:39
Yes with a simple intersect function - if you use QGIS it even does all the spatial queries with a few clicks. works really well with postgis – Mapperz Jun 24 '11 at 21:57
QGIS is Desktop GIS software, like ArcGIS. You would load the GeoNames data dump into your own spatial database. Here is a good overview how you can do this. – Mike T Jun 25 '11 at 6:28

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