[Loadstone] Converting GeoNames

Rob Melchers rmpro at planet.nl
Fri Apr 25 06:44:44 BST 2008


Don't change the file but run the original through the POI converter using 
'Input Format: Geonames2LDB'.

Good luck, Rob

At 4/25/2008, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>There was talk on this list some weeks back of downloading data from the 
>GeoNames website . Has anyone successfully managed to convert GeoName POIs 
>to a compatible format and use them with LS? If so, how is it done. I need 
>someone to point me in the right direction.
>First, I downloaded the file  containing Irish POIs and  used the find and 
>replace feature of notepad to replace the "tabs" with "commas". I opened 
>this new file in Excel, and deleted all columns except: name, lat, and 
>long; saving it as both CSV and TXT files. I then ran these files through 
>the LS POI converter with no success. I tried a number of variations on 
>the above; what ever sprang to mind .
>  what I would like to know is: am I next nigh or near the right track?
>All help appreciated
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>Loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
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