[Loadstone] Geonames.org

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Sat Mar 29 09:26:58 GMT 2008


The POI converter on the tools page can convert Geonames data in chuncks 
not larger than 2 MB. After conversion you may use the database processor 
on the same page to clean up the numerous doubles. Don't expect much in 
case of accuracy, 1 Km is 'good' for Geonames.

Rob

At 3/29/2008, you wrote:
>Hi
>
>I'm not able to write scripts.
>In Excel we can remove unwanted data, but I don't know how to fill out
>repeated data such 0,0,0,userID,ID
>
>Gian
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Geetha Shamanna
>Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 7:10 AM
>To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Geonames.org
>
>Hi Gian,
>
>We (Pranav, Kiran and me from India) did explore the possibility of
>converting the points file on geoname.org for India into a
>Loadstone-compatible format. Given the size of the points file and the
>discrepancy between the two formats, manual cleanup would involve a great
>deal of effort.  Should you decide to write a script/macro to perform the
>conversion, we would appreciate it if you could share it on the list.
>
>Thanks,
>Geetha
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gianfranco Giudice" <g.giudice at balcab.ch>
>To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:45 AM
>Subject: [Loadstone] Geonames.org
>
>
> > Hello
> >
> > Is someone using geoname.org ?
> > On the site
> > http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/
> > You can download a lot of points data.
> > I think they do a similar project like us. So we could work together and
> > define a sharing standard data format.
> >
> > Is it possible to convert such data to LS format? Or can someone create a
> > script or macro?
> >
> > Gian
> >
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