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NAME

       v.in.geonames  - Imports geonames.org country files into a vector points map.

KEYWORDS

       vector, import, gazetteer

SYNOPSIS

       v.in.geonames
       v.in.geonames --help
       v.in.geonames  input=name  output=name   [--overwrite]   [--help]   [--verbose]  [--quiet]
       [--ui]

   Flags:
       --overwrite
           Allow output files to overwrite existing files

       --help
           Print usage summary

       --verbose
           Verbose module output

       --quiet
           Quiet module output

       --ui
           Force launching GUI dialog

   Parameters:
       input=name [required]
           Name of uncompressed geonames file (with .txt extension)

       output=name [required]
           Name for output vector map

DESCRIPTION

       v.in.geonames imports Geonames.org country files (Gazetteer  data)  into  a  GRASS  vector
       points  map.  The country files can be downloaded from the GeoNames Data Dump Server. Only
       original files can be processed (unzip compressed file first). These  Geonames  files  are
       encoded in UTF-8 which is maintained in the GRASS database.

NOTES

       v.in.geonames calls v.in.ascii to import data into GRASS.

       The  current  DB  connection  is  used  to  write  the database table (see db.connect). If
       importing into a DBF database, the original column names longer  that  10  characters  are
       shortened  to 10 characters to meet the DBF column name restrictions. If this is a problem
       consider choosing another database driver with db.connect (eg. to SQLite driver).

       The main ’geoname’ table has the following fields
       geonameid         : integer id of record in geonames database
       name              : name of geographical point (utf8) varchar(200)
       asciiname         : name of geographical point in plain ascii characters, varchar(200)
       alternatenames    : alternatenames, comma separated varchar(4000)
       latitude          : latitude in decimal degrees (wgs84)
       longitude         : longitude in decimal degrees (wgs84)
       feature class     : see http://www.geonames.org/export/codes.html, char(1)
       feature code      : see http://www.geonames.org/export/codes.html, varchar(10)
       country code      : ISO-3166 2-letter country code, 2 characters
       cc2               : alternate country codes, comma separated, ISO-3166 2-letter country code, 60 characters
       admin1 code       : fipscode (subject to change to iso code), isocode for the us and ch, see file admin1Codes.txt for display names of this code; varchar(20)
       admin2 code       : code for the second administrative division, a county in the US, see file admin2Codes.txt; varchar(80)
       admin3 code       : code for third level administrative division, varchar(20)
       admin4 code       : code for fourth level administrative division, varchar(20)
       population        : integer
       elevation         : in meters, integer
       gtopo30           : average elevation of 30’x30’ (ca 900mx900m) area in meters, integer
       timezone          : the timezone id (see file http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/timeZones.txt)
       modification date : date of last modification in yyyy-MM-dd format

EXAMPLE

       Download and import geonames for Czech Republic.
       wget http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/CZ.zip
       unzip CZ.zip
       v.in.geonames input=CZ.txt output=geonames_cz

REFERENCES

           ·   GeoNames Web site

           ·   GeoNames Data Dump Server

SEE ALSO

        db.connect, v.in.ascii, v.select

AUTHOR

       Markus Neteler

       Last changed: $Date: 2012-12-30 18:23:10 +0100 (Sun, 30 Dec 2012) $

SOURCE CODE

       Available at: v.in.geonames source code (history)

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