August 6, 2006
The geonames database is now fully browsable with Google Earth.
A Google Earth link over the geonames google maps presentation will directly open Google Earth at the same lat/lng and about the same zoom level.
A myriad of cool and nice looking icons from the GE collection are used to display the geonames feature codes thanks to the hard work of Thomas.
Valery has prepared a collection of GeoRSS blogs using the geonames converter, Thomas has created a placemark with the geonames features network link and Gerardo has written a short how-to view a RSS feed in GE using geonames.
Thanks to these efforts geonames has gotten a warm reception by the GE community and a couple of threads are prominently placed on the entrance page.
Thanks to Thomas, Valery and Gerardo.
Update 11 October 2006 : The geonames features network link is dead and had to be removed. We are working on an alternative.
Update 12 October 2006 : The network link was a placemark stored on google infrastructure on the bbs.keyhole site. For some reason it got deleted by a site admin. (This can happend with google. Some weeks ago they accidentally deleted their own blog – I am glad this blog is not hosted on blogspot;-) Msn still has the page in the cache, the placemark, however, has also been removed.