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'''Place names''' are specific points that are assigned text labels, such as cities, hills and buildings. '''Place names''' are specific points that are assigned text labels, such as cities, hills and buildings.
-Although [[World Wind]] comes with over 200 MiB of places names, not all place names are covered. It is possible, however, to add more place names to World Wind, both to Earth and other [[worlds]], through [[add-ons]].+Since version 1.4 [[World Wind]] uses online database of placenames (from WFS server). Not all place names are covered - mainly populated places (cities, villages) and major geographic features (seas, mountain ranges). [[Place Finder]] uses different database which has more names (especially outside the US). It is possible, however, to add more place names for offline use, both to Earth and other [[worlds]], through [[add-ons]].
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 +World Wind uses public databases for place name data. Sometimes these databases contain [[Placename Errors|place name errors]] which are then carried over to World Wind.
==Place name add-ons== ==Place name add-ons==
There are [[add-ons]] that include place names. There are [[add-ons]] that include place names.
 +*[[Add-on:Classic Placenames cache pack]] includes the placenames data from World Wind 1.3.5 and can be used offline with v1.4
*[[Add-on:World Placenames]] *[[Add-on:World Placenames]]
*[[Add-on:New Zealand place names]] *[[Add-on:New Zealand place names]]
 +*[[Add-on:Poland place names]]
==Creating place name add-ons== ==Creating place name add-ons==
*[[Placename Format]] *[[Placename Format]]
*[[Add-on:PlaceNameMaker (plug-in)]] *[[Add-on:PlaceNameMaker (plug-in)]]
 +*[http://mashiharu.com/archives/2005/12/#e2005-12-14T00_08_00.txt Extract place names]
==Place name databases== ==Place name databases==
There are sites that provide databases of place names. If the copyright allows, these can be converted for use in World Wind. There are sites that provide databases of place names. If the copyright allows, these can be converted for use in World Wind.
*[http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/ GEOnet Names Server] *[http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/ GEOnet Names Server]
 +*[http://www.geonames.org/export/ Geonames]
*[http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/maps/geogname.htm#world ASU Libraries: ''Place Name Sites''] *[http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/maps/geogname.htm#world ASU Libraries: ''Place Name Sites'']
*[http://genealogy.about.com/cs/places/ About: ''Geographic Place Names''] *[http://genealogy.about.com/cs/places/ About: ''Geographic Place Names'']
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Place names are specific points that are assigned text labels, such as cities, hills and buildings.

Since version 1.4 World Wind uses online database of placenames (from WFS server). Not all place names are covered - mainly populated places (cities, villages) and major geographic features (seas, mountain ranges). Place Finder uses different database which has more names (especially outside the US). It is possible, however, to add more place names for offline use, both to Earth and other worlds, through add-ons.

World Wind uses public databases for place name data. Sometimes these databases contain place name errors which are then carried over to World Wind.

[edit] Place name add-ons

There are add-ons that include place names.

[edit] Creating place name add-ons

[edit] Place name databases

There are sites that provide databases of place names. If the copyright allows, these can be converted for use in World Wind.

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