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Looking for a data source for all villages, towns and cities in the world

So, I've been working with Geonames data dumps, but I am finding that they are either not complete enough (cities > 1,000 population), or too complete. Here's an example of being too complete: ...
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Converting GeoNames csv file to shapefile?

How can I convert a Geonames csv file (downloaded from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/) to a ShapeFile?
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Factors in computing scoring for place name searches, like Geonames

As part of the FULL response style, the GeoNames search API returns results like the following: <geonames style="FULL"> <totalResultsCount>510</totalResultsCount> ...
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Working with GeoServer and MongoDB

I am trying to get MongoDB working with GeoServer. I am using the BoundlessGeo Suite (comes with GeoServer and other tools) I was able to find the MongoDB extension for GeoServer. Got it installed ...
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Worldwide places reachable by sea/ocean

I'm looking for a list of all populated places(not just big cities/ports) on the world that reside on sea/ocean. The list should contain the place name, latitude and longitude. Does something like ...
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How to find nearest city using Geonames features codes

I've got about 300,000 lat/lng coordinates of events that I'm combining into a large map. The coordinates come from all over the world. For each point, I want to find the nearest city of at least XYZ ...
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What problems do special characters in file names cause? [closed]

When defining file names and paths, I have always used a simple rule - No special Characters including foreign letters Ä, Ü, Ö, ß (only _ and -) and no spaces. I used these rules to avoid problems ...
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How do the ADMINx_CODE & FEATURE_CODE fields in Geonames data describe a relationship between records?

I am trying to use Geonames data to augment data which we currently license from an online advertising broker. I want to use Geonames alternate names data to support synonyms of place names. To ...
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QGIS vs. SVG export w area names

Salve a tutti, esiste la possibilità di esportare un file SVG (a partire dallo shapefile) che conservi però i nomi delle aree? In sostanza ogni tracciato chiuso dovrebbe avere il nome originale ...
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Holding and using Romanised names with Diacritics

I have two True type font files (Permanent Committee on Geographical Names) PCGNA.TTF AND PCGNTN.TTF. The romanised diacritics are well read in MS excel. But when I convert this excel in shp or pgdb ...
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Geometry column naming convention - 'geom' or 'the_geom'?

I'm starting my first PostGIS project, and in various books and tutorials I've seen the geometry column labelled either 'geom' or 'the_geom'. Is one more conventional than the other? Furthermore, is ...
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tools for sorting/filtering based on map state

Im about to embark on a project that list restaurants on a map. Id be grateful to find out what the best tools for the job are? The restaurants will be in a list beneath a map. The list will be ...
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How to display places names when using Quantum GIS and shapefiles?

I am new to the world of geo systems. What I would like to do is displaying some information on a map for given regions. I downloaded shape files from cloud made web site and load layers using ...
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Is there any way to tell whether a park from GeoNames is small or big?

I have this query for parks in Alabama for example: http://api.geonames.org/search?featureCode=PRK&username=genadinik&country=US&style=full&adminCode1=AL&maxRows=100 But it ...
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Why does GeoNames say there are only 73 parks in Mexico?

I did this GeoNames query http://api.geonames.org/search?featureCode=PRK&username=genadinik&country=MX&style=full&maxRows=10 and it says there are only 73 parks in all of Mexico. Am ...
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How to tell if a country has states and what the state codes are

With the help of this community I understood how to find country codes and query geoNames data based on that. What I am stuck on now is understanding how to break things down by state where needed. ...
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How to get parks in American Samoa from GeoNames

I have this query which does not return anything: http://api.geonames.org/search?featureCode=PRK&username=genadinik&country=US&style=full&adminCode1=AS&maxRows=1000 Should I ...
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Getting all populated places per state when number of places over 6000

I am able to query for the number of places. The problem becomes when there are over 6000 places, the system gives me an error message that the requested start row is too big. Here is an example of ...
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Difference between name and toponym name?

When I query geoNames for its data, it typically returns the place name in two ways: 1) name and 2) toponymName What is the difference between them? Thanks!
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Geonames querying for parks in Puerto Rico or US Virgin Islands

I thought these were US-related entities. When I make this kind of a query to geoNames, I get nothing back. ...
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Getting what seems to be incorrect data from GeoNames

I have a hiking website. I am trying to query for parks big and small around the world where people could potentially go walking or hiking. I was trying to use the GeoNames data and was using query ...
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Why is the geonames not loading?

I want to import a geonames file. I downloaded the geonames .txt file from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/ I used: v.in.geonames input=PH.txt output=ph but it displayed ...