Add City Coverage to MapPoint using the GeoNames Database
Richard Marsden wrote this article on how to add cities for countries not covered by the North American or European versions of MapPoint using the free Geonames database. All programming is done using the powerful Python scripting language.
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Author: Richard Marsden
Richard Marsden is the proprietor of Winwaed Software Technology, LLC
which provides software consulting and development services,
specializing in both MapPoint and online mapping applications. He
operates the Mapping-Tools.com
Website for MapPoint Tools and Utilities, and recently launched
the GeoWeb Guru a community
website for developers of the geospatial web.
In 2008, Richard was awarded Virtual Earth MVP status by Microsoft.
Prior to Winwaed, Richard worked as a software developer working on
seismic processing algorithms for the oil exploration industry. He holds
geology and geophysics degrees from the University of Cambridge
(Churchill College), and the University of Durham; and an
interdisciplinary MBA from the University of Dallas.