I'm looking for a downloadable listing of place names for Iran, in Farsi script.
- I downloaded GeoNames for Iran, but many of the place names in there seem to be only in Latin script (of 253,000 names, 100,000 are in Farsi script).
- OSM has been suggested by Brad, to be queried using Overpass (Turbo). But I'm not sure whether it's possible to extract places in a particular country. Some tags like
is_in:countryare helpful, but are not consistently used. Maybe there's a relation I need to find?
- Global Gazetteer from Falling Rain Genomics seems to have lots of data from several public sources, including 200,000 place names in Roman script and 200,000 in Farsi and/or Arabic. But I don't see any way to extract the data other than web-crawling/scraping.