The Geonames web resource has been totally revamped and now sports a very simple user interface for searching place names. A nice feature is the ability to dump all the data into a simple txt file for use within any GIS. See http://www.geonames.org/ or jump directly to http://www.geonames.org/export/ to export these data.
Recruit GEO Talent on the new GEOJOBS.BIZ There is a lot of talk about Big Data and what it means. Geographic Information Systems is a perfect platform for taking advantage of this data. A great deal of mapping data is public information, and can be accessed freely. So what are some of the ways we […]