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Can someone point me to a file that has all the cities for Canada and the U.S. The ones I keep finding confuse me as they got like one city listed multiple times with slightly different coordinates and I have no clue which one to use.

asked 26 Apr '13, 18:42

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Try naturalearthdata.com where they have a curated list of populated places that you can use.

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answered 26 Apr '13, 19:27

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I downloaded the ne_10m_populated_places_simple but not sure how to open the .dbf file. Do they have like excel sheets and can you filter down to only a certain country? Also the file seems so small compared to other ones the full version is like 1.51 MB compared to the couple hundred megs to over a gb that I seen.

(26 Apr '13, 19:33) chobo2

it also seems to be missing many cities. Heck my city I live in with a population of 200,000+ is not even listed.

(26 Apr '13, 21:28) chobo2
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