[wp-hackers] Re: Place, Geotagging

Steven Clift slc at publicus.net
Wed Nov 5 19:25:00 GMT 2008

Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Of course that doesn't provide an exact match to a City/Place which would be
> very useful. Problem is, I guess, that there is no standard list of places.
> I did find "Natural Area Code" but it is proprietary:
> http://www.nacgeo.com/nacsite/licensing/

Wow. Thanks for digging into the topic.

One more link for the mix is the place name database that mySociety uses 

I can't find the link, but I was once told by the developers that they 
adapted a public domain U.S. military database of 4 million place names 
around the world. Perhaps they now do something different for various 

What it does with a site like http://pledgebank.com in the U.S. version 
is that when I search a city "Winona" it asks which one specifically:

Steven Clift

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