I do not see a python library there, can you give direct link.
Anyway, I did not find in python a way to ask a remote website, and then parse the returning website in order to scrape relevant data. Does anybody know a python program that can do that?
Did you try the python library available at geonames.org? I don't
know, but it might perform better that way.
On Nov 26, 2007 9:51 AM, Benny Malengier < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The place completion tool uses geonames data:
> My experience two years ago with this was that the web interface was much to
> slow to use interactively. That is why the resource must be downloaded.
> That might have changed however.
> 2007/11/26, Gerald Britton <email@example.com>:
> > All -- I don't know if this has been highlighted before:
> > Geonames
> > The GeoNames geographical database is available for download free of
> > charge under a creative commons attribution license. It contains over
> > eight million geographical names and consists of 6.5 million unique
> > features whereof 2.2 million populated places and 1.8 million
> > alternate names. All features are categorized into one out of nine
> > feature classes and further subcategorized into one out of 645 feature
> > codes. (more statistics ...).
> > The data is accessible free of charge through a number of webservices
> > and a daily database export. GeoNames is already serving up to over 3
> > million web service requests per day.
> > GeoNames is integrating geographical data such as names of places in
> > various languages, elevation, 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.
> > Here is a good interview with the founder, Marc Wick:
> > http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/index.php/id;664453065;fp;4;fpid;792452
> > I'm wondering if this might be a project we could use within gramps --
> > perhaps as an adjunct to Places and Addresses (though I hope that this
> > two converge one day soon!)
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