Dopplr needs a geography lesson!

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I don't know about the rest of the world, but for Taiwan, where I live, Dopplr has a hard time recognizing any city outside of Taipei. I had an exchange with Dopplr developers about this during the beta phase, and I edited an online database as per Dopplr instructions, but numerous cities are still not listed. Considering that every other location-based service makes having a good database a priority, I'm surprised that this continues to be such a big problem with Dopplr.
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Posted 7 years ago

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You're quite right, and (after the distractions of getting to our public launch in December 2007) we're now actively working again on making this better.

As you say, we wrote a bit about this issue in a post on our blog last year -- http://blog.dopplr.com/index.php/2007... -- and there was good conversation in the comments too.

We're very grateful that you went and edited Geonames to make the dataset better. Your work will be incorporated into our database soon.
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For everyone who visited this topic over the last few months, I just wanted to note that as of June 12th 2008 we've been importing the full geonames.org dataset into our database, and taking their nightly feed of updates. There's more detail in our blog post at:

http://blog.dopplr.com/2008/06/12/24-...

If there are places you want listed in Dopplr that still aren't available, please let us know.

Thanks for sticking with us while we reached this milestone.