Getting Started

About

Geographical Names is an LGPL licensed Java library for parsing .

Building From the Source Code

Maven Build

Geographical Names uses Maven 2.0 to build, run unit tests, and create the project web-site. Download Maven 2.0 , and run mvn compile to build the library.

Eclipse

Before importing the Geographical Names project into Eclipse, make sure that you have a successful Maven build. Maven will download all the dependencies needed to build Geographical Names. You will need to define one Eclipse Java Classpath Variable, M2_REPO to point to the Maven 2.0 repository.

About Geographical Names

Parse Locations

In addition to the Daylight Chart Locations List Format, the Geographical Names program also supports loading of locations in the GNS Country Files format. However, the data in the GNS Country Files does not contain daylight savings time information, so Geographical Names will make a best guess of the time zone.

The Geographical Names program can load populated places in the USA in the GNIS file format. The data in the GNIS files does not contain daylight savings time information, so Geographical Names will make a best guess of the time zone.