The GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eleven million placenames that are available for download free of charge.

Prefix
geonames
Alternative Prefixes
Geonamaes Geomames
Links
Homepage
Contact
Missing Contact
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in GeoNames should match this regular expression:
^\d+$

Example Local Unique Identifier
3532759   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from GeoNames should match this regular expression:
^geonames:\d+$

Example CURIE
geonames:3532759
Contributors
Metaregistry GeoNames

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 2 mappings to external registries for geonames with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.6dba71
Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data r3d100010245
Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE geonames:3532759 is used to demonstrate the provides available for geonames. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
GeoNames geonames https://www.geonames.org/3532759
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/geonames:3532759