Questions tagged [geonames]

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Do Public Land Survey System Townships have names? If so, why are they often left out of shapefiles

I am having trouble identifying names for PLSS townships. I am beginning to think it is because I am confusing political townships/PLSS townships/others. Could anyone clarify whether or not PLSS ...
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jeoQuery problem - Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier

I am trying to use jeoQuery by Thomas Haukland to add an autocomplete function to my registration system and then place a map marker on an OpenLayers map. However, upon running his code in my chrome ...
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Why does mysql ST_WITHIN work for some MultiPolygons but doesn't for others?

The mysql queries are to return all POI's within a certain country. This works (for Angola): SELECT poi.poi_id, poi.poi_address_full FROM poi WHERE ST_WITHIN( poi....
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How to link latitude and longitude with GeoNames?

I have a .csv file having following informations: ID, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Date, Time I want to link the Latitude and Longitude information with GeoNames Linked Data. So, I have searched ...
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How to insert Geonames to PostGIS?

I'm a total beginner with PostGIS, and trying to create a database with the geonames dataset. Their table has latitude and longtitude coordinates: latitude : latitude in decimal degrees (...
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How to get the area of a bounding box using PostGIS 2.2?

As someone who is doing a data integrity check of Geonames, I've found that about 10 percent of the data contain multiple sets of coordinates (longitude, latitude) for a place name within a country. ...
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Seeking public database to input date and city to determine country at time and present-day?

I'm looking to automate a common task for us. For example, Jaromir Jagr was born in Kladno in 1972. I want to be able to take that and output a string. Born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia (present-day ...
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Seeking replacement for ggmap::geocode? [duplicate]

I've found ggmap's geocode() function really useful over the years as it's got a 'fuzzy' search implemented by Google. However, I'm wondering if there are alternatives, because geocode() seems ...
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Creating my own map server - with Road speed and Reverse geo coding - using OSM data [closed]

Currently I'm using a few services for mapping/reverse Geo coding/road speeds 1 open.mapquestapi.com/geocoding - reverse geo coding (usually street name) 2 api.geonames.org - get POI name (e.g. ...
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Coordinates of cities and villages in The Gambia/Senegal

I am looking for sources of geo-referenced data on villages and cities (or all other things there are) in The Gambia (and Senegal if available). One issue with geocoding in rural West Afrika is the ...
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Overlaying city and borough names with political boundaries in QGIS?

This question is related to Fine-Grained Political Modern Map of Italy. The following images are from @Weinfried's answer. I was able to get the ITA_adm0.kmz, ITA_adm1.kmz, ITA_adm2.kmz, but not ...
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Fetching subdivision categories from GeoNames using location coordinates?

I'm looking for an API where I can get second level subdivision(ISO 3166-2) if I pass longitude and latitude. Second level subdivision code reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB Eg....
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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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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: damaya@...
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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> <geoname&...
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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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Using QGIS vs. SVG to export with area names?

Is there the possibility of exporting a SVG files (from shapefile) which retains the area names? Basically any closed path should have the original name attributed to shapefiles. But not only. I ...
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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

I'm about to embark on a project that list restaurants on a map. I'd 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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Geonames query for Alabama Cities does not bring two biggest cities

I have this query: http://api.geonames.org/search?featureCode=PPL&username=genadinik&country=US&style=full&adminCode1=AL&maxRows=100 Which brings back the most populated cities ...
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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?
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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. http://api.geonames.org/search?featureCode=PRK&username=genadinik&country=US&...
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Refining queries using GeoNames?

I am querying a list of the worlds parks with something like this query: http://api.geonames.org/search?featureCode=PRK&maxRows=10&username=demo but is it possible to query for the type of ...
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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 ...