Announcement

Following a long discussion, on the meeting in Helsinki, June 2012 the TrAiD working group decided on a renaming of the group and a re-orientation of its goals. Further details will follow soon.

GeoNames

Short Title: 
GeoNames
Provider: 
Geonames.org
Description: 
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 7 million unique features whereof 2.6 million populated places and 2.8 million alternate names. All features are categorized into one out of nine feature classes and further subcategorized into one out of 645 feature codes. The data is accessible free of charge through a number of webservices and a daily database export. GeoNames is already serving up to over 11 million web service requests per day.
Category: 
Place Name Authority