How can I convert a Geonames csv file (downloaded from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/) to a ShapeFile?
On the Geonames Libraries/Tools Page you find a list of tools, that convert the csv file of GeoNames directly to a shapefile...
If yo have ArcGIS (ESRI), this might be an option:
- Choose File/Add X/y-Data
- Select Geonames.org csv (with extension *.txt)
- Choose the lat/lng fields containing X and Y values, e.g. for cities1000.csv the selection would look like this:
- Select WGS1984 as the coordinate system
- Export layer as Shapefile (project if you need to)