ZIPScribble Map: Switzerland – Part I

Ralph Straumann

Ralph is a world-citizen, a geoinformation specialist by profession, and interested in many topics. Here, he'll confine himself mostly to things geo-visual.

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  1. Till says:

    Great description of your process, and nice looking results!

    For the next version, one idea would be to get cities and their geolocations from some API directly, e.g. Geoname’s cities method ( http://api.geonames.org/cities?north=47.9&south=45.7&east=10.67&west=5.7&lang=de&maxRows=15&username=demo ). Simply filter out all non-Swiss cities, and you’re good.

  2. Ralph says:

    Thank you for your comment, Till!

    I must admit I had a only a faint idea that Geonames has an API (haven’t used it yet, ever). I suppose you’re suggesting using the API for labelling major cities on the map? Or is there also a query which would yield postal codes along with the city names?

    In any case, thank you for your work and your instructional blog posts!

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