New Map Layout

June 26, 2013

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New GeoNames Map Interface

After many years without major changes to the GeoNames Map Interface it was time for an update. The new Map Interface makes full use of the screen for the map view. Other information is displayed on top of the map. The GeoNames gazetteer layer can now be displayed together with the wikipedia mashup. Boundingboxes and polygon boundaries are displayed where available and when associated with a GeoName feature. The bounding box is derived from the polygon information or from bounding boxes of children features. For populated places without polygon information the bounding box is derived from population number and feature code.

Thanks to Christophe for the implementation.

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5 Responses to “New Map Layout”

  1. Konstantin Says:

    API response is very long today.

  2. Konstantin Says:

    Very slow I mean

  3. antoine Says:

    Dear Everyone,
    I am a student in geography and I would like to map linkedin users and the web of their relationships, would you have any idea how I should do that? how can I access to Linkedin’s API stream, if they have any?

    Any help would be very much appreciated,


  4. Tom Says:

    Not sure who to contact, but I would very much appreciate a JSON service for the Extended Find nearby toponym / reverse geocoding API.

    Love GeoNames. Thanks!

  5. Would it be possible to have the top level GeoNames Feature Codes labled in the filter view. Also including the description of a feature code in its mouse over tooltip would be much appreciated.


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