[Xastir] Couple house-keeping things

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu May 1 11:54:41 EDT 2008

Let me ask my my USGS Staet Mapping contact and get back to you on this.


William McKeehan wrote:
> I downloaded the most recent GNIS Data from the USGS
> (http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/index.html) earlier this week and was
> disappointed to remember that the new data does not contain as much info as
> the old data. The biggest thing that I noticed missing was the Estimated
> Population. Without that, it's hard for mapping data to differentiate between
> large cities and small cities, so it's basically an all or nothing display.
> Has anyone done any research to see if the data is available from another
> source that would provide Xastir with the information that it needs?
> One thing that may be nice to have is the FIPS data
> (http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/fips55codedef.html), with the
> classification information there, we could turn on/off features based on type.

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