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Geonames data parser into Shapefile/KML

Project description

The Geonames library parses Geonames.org datasets into clean & simple OGR shapefile format.

How to Use

This very simple Command Line Interface (CLI) converts the text file into a shapefile with a single line of code:

$ geonames CF.txt
<Geonames - Central African Republic [15373]>

Install

How to install Fiona:

$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libgdal-dev
$ pip install fiona

Install Geonames using PyPi:

$ sudo pip install geonames

Documentation

Download Geonames data using from geonames.org:

$ wget http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/PH.zip
$ unzip PH.zip

Export the dataset using the Geoname’s CLI:

$ geonames PH.txt
<Geonames - Philippines [75003]>

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