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Is there an open source (or freely accessible) database of geofence coordinates for common places, such as cities or national parks?

My answer to Is there an open source (or freely accessible) database of geofence coordinates for common places, such as cities or national parks? on Quora

Take a look at Flickr’s openly licensed shapefiles:

http://code.flickr.net/2011/01/0...

They are derived from the collective opinion of Flickr’s community as to what name should apply to different areas around the world.

This is Is there an open source (or freely accessible) database of geofence coordinates for common places, such as cities or national parks? by Simon Willison, posted on 3rd December 2013.

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