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Re: Geonames Java API: querying over continent code

From: Prateek <prateek@knoesis.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:37:08 -0400
Message-ID: <4BB21AA4.4090302@knoesis.org>
To: Monika Solanki <m.solanki@mcs.le.ac.uk>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Dr.Solanki,
                        I have used Geonames data with SPARQL not with 
Java.
So I am just guessing based on the code available at

http://forum.geonames.org/gforum/posts/list/1460.page

An indirect way to do it could be to query for the feature code of the 
toponym and checking if its "http://www.geonames.org/ontology#L.CONT"".

Another way, is to use the Hierarchy Web Service : 
http://www.geonames.org/export/place-hierarchy.html#hierarchy

Since this returns the Continent as top most element in the hierarchy.

Hope it helps.

Thanks,

Regards

Prateek

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On 3/30/2010 10:47 AM, Monika Solanki wrote:
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> I am trying to link my data with geonames using their java API. I cannot
> find anything that allows me to set continent codes. Does anyone know
> how to query for continents using the geoname Java API.
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> Monika
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