A global geographical database that may be used to identify and tag all references to location. The database contains over 8 million entries, each of which possesses a geographic name (in various languages), latitude, longitude, elevation, population, administrative subdivision and postal codes and information on unique features.
- Built upon web service, enabling transparent look-up and use of content through third-party tools and sites
- Browse by geographic location, country name, size of geographic region and other categories.
- Full text search support
- Extensible, enabling users to expand existing information or contribute new content
- Support for the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84) co-ordinate system