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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.

Read the full article on MapForums.com at http://www.mapforums.com/add-city-coverage-mappoint-using-geonames-database-15244.html

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Author: Richard Marsden
Email: enquiries(AT)winwaed.com
URL: http://www.winwaed.com
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.



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