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Re: Toponyms data (city names, zip, states)


Hi, Alejandro, there is an MP from Alexis de Lattre to the repository
partner-contact-management that does just what you want: import all
toponyms from any contry, taking Geonames as the source:


I haven't have time to review it, but it seems to be the way to go. If it's
as I expect, I want to adopt it for spanish localization adding two things:

   - A hook for taking alternative name for states, because for legal
   purposes (VAT declarations and so on), we need a different state code than
   the one published on GeoNames.
   - A mechanism to have off-line data, as a backup, in case GeoNames
   doesn't respond.


2014-06-16 4:18 GMT+02:00 Alejandro Santana <alejandrosantana@xxxxxxxxx>:

> Hello.
> I want to ask about toponyms data (city names, zip, states) two things:
> 1) Specific:
> Is there any repo with toponyms data (city names, zip, states) for
> Portugal?
> ​We are located just a few km north of Portuguese border, so some customer
> is asking about populating his DB with Portugal data, the same we did with
> Spain cities. Well, not only Portugal, but it's where he exports and
> imports the most.
> 2) General:
> Here in Spain we have such data in our localization project, in a module
> called l10n_es_toponyms, but I have no idea where to find data about other
> countries.
> I believe such data in not localization-specific, but global. Why? Because
> many companies export/import to/from other countries. Even more if you are
> located near a border, where if your customer is 1km away, he is abroad.
> A good repo for all that maybe https://launchpad.net/openerp-data , but
> it's quite empty.
> Are there any plans to fill it with data from each country?
> Or, maybe, if it is preferred to be kept in localization projects, it
> would be nice to have a list of localization projects URLs. (Is there any?).
> Thanks in advance,
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