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NAME  - Imports country files into a vector points map.


       vector, import, gazetteer

SYNOPSIS --help  input=name  output=name   [--overwrite]   [--help]   [--verbose]  [--quiet]

           Allow output files to overwrite existing files

           Print usage summary

           Verbose module output

           Quiet module output

           Force launching GUI dialog

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

       output=name [required]
           Name for output vector map

DESCRIPTION imports 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 calls 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, char(1)
       feature code      : see, 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
       modification date : date of last modification in yyyy-MM-dd format


       Download and import geonames for Czech Republic.
       unzip input=CZ.txt output=geonames_cz


           ·   GeoNames Web site

           ·   GeoNames Data Dump Server




       Markus Neteler

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


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