On 10/2/09, Strainu <strainu10(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I was wondering if anyone here knows how often does
their Wikipedia layer for Google Earth and how do they get the data? I
mean, they use the geo templates in the articles, but do they parse a
wikipedia dump or they use a crawler or some other method.
I'd be very surprised if they did anything other than crawl. They're
good at crawling and don't like making exceptions*. And en dumps are
pretty unreliable - they could be months out of date.
* I base this generalisation on this: