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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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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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Geonames API database update

Last Thursday I created several places in Geonames (using the website UI). When I tried to retrieve these places using the API, I couldn't get them. In that moment I thought that perhaps the API ...
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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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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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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 ...