GeoNames ... faldt over et bjerg af stednavne og tilhørende data. Det er frit at downloade, integrere med via web services eller blot søge / browse rundt i ... En guldgrube!
GeoNames ... accidently stumbled over this mountain of place names and associated data. It's free for download, for integration via web services, or just for search and browsing ... Great!
The data is accessible free of charge through a number of webservices and a daily database export. GeoNames is already serving up to over 11 million web service requests per day.
GeoNames is integrating geographical data such as names of places in various languages, elevation, population and others from various sources. All lat/long coordinates are in WGS84 (World Geodetic System 1984). Users may manually edit, correct and add new names using a user friendly wiki interface.
GeoNames has Ambassadors in many countries who assist with their help and expertise. Meet the GeoNames Team.
Figure : GeoNames Feature Density Map
Data DumpA daily GeoNames database dump can be downloaded in the form of a large worldwide text file (allCountries.zip). Additional country files are available for convenience. You find the files on our download server. Read the readme.txt for details.
Postal codes are available as a separate download.
Web ServicesGeoNames if offering a wide range of sophisticated web services.
Read more: http://www.geonames.org/