geonames: Interface to the "Geonames" Spatial Query Web Service

The web service at <> provides a number of spatial data queries, including administrative area hierarchies, city locations and some country postal code queries. A (free) username is required and rate limits exist.

Getting started

Package details

AuthorBarry Rowlingson
MaintainerBarry Rowlingson <>
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:

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Any scripts or data that you put into this service are public.

geonames documentation built on May 1, 2019, 8:07 p.m.