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GeoNames Founder Opens Up the GIS World

Nov 26, 2007, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dahna McConnachie)

[ Thanks to Rockon for this link. ]

"GeoNames is a free and open source geographical database. Primarily for developers wanting to integrate the project into web services and applications, it integrates world-wide geographical data including names of places in various languages, elevation, population, and all latitude / longitude coordinates. Users are able to manually edit, correct and add new names with a user-friendly wiki interface. The data is accessible through a number of webservices and a daily database export.

"Launched at the end of 2005, GeoNames is already serving up to over 3 million web service requests per day, and contains over eight million geographical names..."

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