Thanks.

Anybody want to ask if they want to dual license under the GPL? Present licenses (geoname.py and timeoutsocket.py) are not ok for inclusion and distribution in GRAMPS.
Not that I think we would include it, but at least the first hurdle would be taken.

Benny

2007/11/26, Douglas S. Blank <dblank@cs.brynmawr.edu>:
Benny Malengier wrote:
> I do not see a python library there, can you give direct link.

http://www.zindep.com/blog-zindep/Geoname-python/

from:

http://www.geonames.org/sitemap.html (bottom of page)

-Doug

> 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?
>
> Benny
>
> 2007/11/26, Gerald Britton <gerald.britton@gmail.com
> <mailto: gerald.britton@gmail.com>>:
>
>     Did you try the python library available at geonames.org
>     <http://geonames.org>?  I don't
>     know, but it might perform better that way.
>
>     On Nov 26, 2007 9:51 AM, Benny Malengier < benny.malengier@gmail.com
>     <mailto: benny.malengier@gmail.com>> wrote:
>      > The place completion tool uses geonames data:
>      >
>     http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Place_completion_tool#Download_resources
>     <http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Place_completion_tool#Download_resources >
>      >
>      > 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.
>      >
>      > Benny
>      >
>      >  2007/11/26, Gerald Britton <gerald.britton@gmail.com
>     <mailto:gerald.britton@gmail.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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