BBC Locator

BBC Future Media are working on a location service (called internally ‘Locator’) which is based on a subset of the Geonames dataset in a PostgreSQL/PostGIS setup.

BBC Weather is the first high-usgae site to use this service; one of the benefits is that it offers a load more forecast locations now including some of the more quirky British place names:

and of course

(with apologies for the rather juvenile nature of this post)

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