Data from "Geographic Names"

while I was looking for coordinates of some places, I found this page:

Please note: “There are no licensing requirements or restrictions in place for the use of the GNS data”

When you go to

you find lots of files with data.

Maybe the places (cities, villages, …) you be transfered to OpenStreetMap. That could be really useful for some African countries which are poorly covered.

Writing a script using these files and the OpenStreetMap API should not be too complicted.

What do you think about it?

Best regards,

GNS data is notoriously inaccurate. So before importing anything from it, you might want to consult with people mapping in a country/area.