Geonames makes it easy to add location to things

I wasn’t aware of geonames.com until just now when I read this blog post from Greenpeace IT.

It’s looking very neat, and I think we’ll want to build this into the Boxes and Arrows events calendar.

The system we currently have where people are just entering the name of the city of course allows for typos, and doesn’t let us do any kind of proximity search.

It’s much easier that trying to build and maintain your own database of cities and places, like others are doing. So this looks promising.

Does anybody have experience with it?


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