[Gfoss] [Fwd: geonames]

Maurizio Napolitano napo at itc.it
Tue Mar 7 12:00:15 CET 2006

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Oggetto: geonames
Data: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 11:54:09 +0100
Da: paolo massa <massa a itc.it>
Rispondi-a: massa a itc.it
A: Maurizio Napolitano <napo a itc.it>

aggrega dati da molti altri siti. tutti dati liberi. ha web services

Geonames provides free geo-data such as geographical names and postal
codes. The database contains over 6 million entries for geographical
names whereof 2.2 million cities and villages (more statistics ...).
The data is accessible free of charge through a number of webservices
and a daily database export. The geonames webservices offer free
geocoding based on geographical names or postal codes.

Geonames is integrating geographical data such as names, altitude,
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.

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