[Loadstone] World Map database available
karahasan at onlinehome.de
Tue Sep 11 16:51:36 BST 2007
for those of you who really love geography like I do, this might be good
I spent a lot of time to build a world map for loadstone. And now it is
ready. It currently holds about 5800 points around the world including
capitals and many other larger cities as well as well known geographical
objects like some mounts, lakes, water roads, islands, the poles of the
earth and so on. From time to time I will extend this map.
Almost every point is given with its name followed by the country's name it
belongs to. Like this:
Mount Everest, Nepal
and so on.
First I made the German version. Then I translated a lot of names into
English. This is hard stuff and I am sure I have forgotten some places. So
sorry for that in advance. But you should be able to recognize a point
anyhow, because country and city names sound very similar except of being a
little bit different in spelling.
So lay back. Think you are in an aircraft. Go into exploration mode. And
start exploring the world. And don't forget to take Loadstone with you the
next time you go anywhere far away from your home. It will always tell you
where you are.
You can download my database in binary format. I have chosen this way rather
than text format to help beginners by avoiding the import process. Power
users of course may export the binaries and do what ever they want with
If you developer guys need another format, please let me know. I work with
an intermediate format that allows me very simple manual editing on the data
bevore finally converting them into loadstone's import format. It is quite
simple and uses semicola ; as field delimiters. Like this:
Lat and Lon can be either decimal or in DMS notation. My perl script
understands both and converts to decimal if needed.
Now let us get the data.
Unzip this file. You will get two files - welt for the German and world for
the English version.
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