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Q: Geographic location / latitude longitude ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Geographic location / latitude longitude
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: bretb-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 20 Oct 2006 10:10 PDT
Expires: 19 Nov 2006 09:10 PST
Question ID: 775393
I want to know what options are available to get the latitude and
longitude of geographic places. These places would be international (I
already have a database that tells me the lat/long for all U.S. zip
codes). For instance, the city Graz, Austria -- how can I get the
latitude longitude for this? I have thousands of locations where we
have a city/province/country and I need to populate a database with
their latitude longitude. So what I'm really looking for is something
that has a database of information I can access in an automated way
using Visual Basic .NET to populate all of this data.

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 20 Oct 2006 10:28 PDT

Please take a look at the file below and let me know if this works for you.


The World Gazetteer provides a downloadable file that contains a list
of all cities, towns, administrative divisions and agglomerations with
their current population, latitude and longitude and more.

World Gazetteer

Download the file here:  (3 MB)
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Geographic location / latitude longitude
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 21 Oct 2006 16:08 PDT
There is NO lat. and Long. EXCLUSIVE to the U.S.A. It is a worldwide
system which means every single place on earth has different
co-ordinates. It is the WHOLE world split into 360 degrees. From the
equator  [equally] north and south 90 degrees to each pole and from an
imaginary line [0 degrees] through Greenwich, England both east and
west 180 degress to the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean.
Have a look at any good globe available in your local geography shop.
Much as I love the Yanks, they seem to think they are the only ones on
the earth of any importance.
Subject: Re: Geographic location / latitude longitude
From: pafalafa-ga on 21 Oct 2006 20:06 PDT

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