[Geowanking] Bounding area of entities?
barry at barryhunter.co.uk
Wed Nov 8 09:28:39 PST 2006
Have you tried asking Marc from geonames? (either on the forum or directly)
I'm sure if you make a 'use case' for adding the data they would consider
calculating a bbox. I asked about for a project I was working on and Marc
said he could add it, but it turned out that that I didnt need it so never
On 08/11/06, Andrew Turner <geowanking at highearthorbit.com> wrote:
> Geonames is a *really* nice service for looking up geographic
> locations of entities. However, it doesn't currently support getting
> the approximate size, bounding area, or outline of that entity. Any
> service I've seen just does some central point, and doesn't
> differentiate between city, region, country, continent.
> For example, it would be nice to say "California" and either get the
> bounds or some rough polygon of the outline of california.
> What kind of services out there, hopefully as easy as Geonames, would
> provide that kind of info.
> Andrew Turner
> ajturner at highearthorbit.com 42.4266N x 83.4931W
> http://highearthorbit.com Northville, Michigan, USA
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