[thelist] U.S. Cities

Stefan Schwarzer st.schwarzer at geois.de
Fri Aug 12 01:30:05 CDT 2005

There are a couple of gazetteers out there. I once had one with the  
list of "all" major cities. Perhaps you could compare the entered  
city name against the list of the gazetteer...


> Thank you all for quick and excellent ideas.
> I definately don't want a monumental task!  Sometimes monumental  
> sounds
> like fun, but then I realize it's my evil twin doing the thinking.
> Anthony's suggestion of web tools is interesting and I will explore  
> that.  Also
> good point about using soundex and giving users a list of possible  
> alternatives.
> I have come to massively distrust users to make my life easier.  They
> may not misspell the name of their city, but they could mistype  
> it.  And I don't want a db with x versions of the same city.
> Thank you!
> Dena
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