How long does it take new IDs to propagate into the API?

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Ethan Gruber

Apr 2, 2020, 3:16:41 PM4/2/20
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I've created a few new IDs that I need in order to normalize some geographic data. I am able to do a text search in the HTML interface in Geonames to find them (e.g., But I get a "the geoname feature does not exist" response from the Get API ([username]&style=medium), and a similar response when requesting RDF. How long does it take for new data to propagate into the various APIs?


Heino Smed

May 20, 2020, 5:04:10 PM5/20/20
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Hi Ethan

I have the same problem. Have you found a solution?

Best Heino

Ethan Gruber

May 22, 2020, 3:18:08 AM5/22/20
I find that the links to the RDF and the API responses are now working, but I don't know for how long. It certainly took at least 2 or 3 weeks. Perhaps the new IDs are propagated monthly?

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