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

Alternative Prefixes
Geomames Geonamaes
geographical location geography geoinformatics
Missing Contact
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in GeoNames should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
3532759   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from GeoNames should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry GeoNames

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

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

A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier 3532759 is used to demonstrate the providers available for GeoNames. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
GeoNames geonames
Bioregistry bioregistry