[Loadstone] Geonames.org

Geetha Shamanna geetha at millernorbert.de
Sat Mar 29 12:04:29 GMT 2008


Hi Cearbhall,

Sure, will send you the file.

Geetha
 ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cearbhall O Meadhra" <cearbhall.omeadhra at idd.ie>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Geonames.org


> Dear Geetha,
>
> I have put together a conversion tool that works with NMEA data and would
> welcome a chance to try it on your geoname.org material. Would you be
> willing to send it to me as an attachment so that I can try it out? If it
> works, I would be happy to share conversion tool  with the list.
>
>
> All the best,
>
>
> Cearbhall
>
> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>
> Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Geetha Shamanna
> Sent: 29 March 2008 06:10
> 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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