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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 database (is there something like that?) needed time in order to be updated with my new places. Today I try to do the same thing and sometimes I get the correct response, and sometimes I get an empty response.

For example, I created the place Comuna 1 Norte, in Colombia. From the website I can see it. But from the API, sometimes I can retrieve it, and sometimes I can't.

http://api.geonames.org/searchJSON?name=Comuna%201%20Norte&country=CO&username=xxxx

What's going on? Is there a problem with Geonames databases? Do I have to wait more?

Thanks in advance

  • Try waiting a few more days, I suspect they have replication servers globally and it may depend on which one you are hitting. – If you do not know- just GIS Dec 1 '14 at 16:00

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