Real Web 2.0, Open, geographic information systems at Geonames.org

Discover a free and open site with resources for working with locations and place names

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Uche Ogbuji

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: September 30, 2008

One of the best sources for geographical information for users and developers is a shining example of the power of open data. GeoNames is a database, Web service, and destination site for all things geographical. It has a rich, RESTful API and offers Semantic Web features using Linking Open Data conventions. Learn how to use GeoNames, as a user and as a developer.

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