Yii2 GeoNames Module. Manage downloading and importing GeoNames data. CRUD UI for tables.

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This extension provides a GeoNames management solution for Yii framework 2.0, containing import scripts and a CRUD UI.

It is an adaption of the Laravel / Lumen / Eloquent Geonames scripts at https://github.com/yurtesen/geonames

For license information check the LICENSE-file.

Latest Stable Version

1. Installation

The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

Either run

composer require --prefer-dist diggindata/yii2-geonames:dev-master


php composer.phar require --prefer-dist diggindata/yii2-geonames

or add

"diggindata/yii2-geonames": "@dev"

to the require section of your composer.json, then run

composer install

2. Configuration


We need a folder to store downloaded data files from geonames.org. So in your application's base directory, create the directories data and data/geonames. This directory will hold the downloaded data files from geonames.org.

Application Configuration

Add following lines to both, your web and your console configuration file to enable this module (config/web.php and config/console.php):

    'modules' => [
        'geonames' => [
            'class' => 'diggindata\geonames\Module',

Commandline Configuration

The yii geonames shell command can be configured.

Create a file geonames.php in the config directory of your Yii application.

You may use the file vendoe/diggindata/yii2-geonames/geonames.php.example file as a template.

All available configuration options are listed below with their default values.

proxy (type: string, default: null)

  • URL with port of proxy server

proxy_user (type: string, default: null)

  • Proxy usernanme

proxy_pass (type: string, default: null)

  • Proxy user password

keepTxt (type: boolean, default: true)

storagePath (default: Yii::getAlias('@app/data') . '/geonames')


Array of tables which would be ignored in imports. Some tables might note be used by you, e.g. alternate_names table.
Uncommenting it will stop auto-import.

countries (type: array, default: array())

Array of 2-Char ISO codes of countries which shall be imported. If the array is empty, the allCountries file is imported.

3. Update Database Schema

Finally you need to update your database schema by applying the provided migrations. Make sure that you have properly configured your db application component, then run the following command:

$ php yii migrate/up --migrationPath=@vendor/diggindata/yii2-geonames/src/migrations

Where do I go now?

By now you should have Yii2-geonames installed. You may now open the geonames module. You should also be able to import geonames data via the console commqand, see Usagebelow.


Download Data

Enter the following command within your application's folder:

yii geonames/geonames/download

This will download data files:

[] zip
+--- DE.zip

To update already existing files, add the -u flag.

Import Data

Enter the following command within your application's folder:

yii geonames/geonames/seed

This will insert the downloaded data into the respective database tables.


Delete duplicate postal codes

-- Add Auto-Increment PK
ALTER TABLE `postalcode`

-- Delete duplicates
DELETE t1 FROM postalcode t1
INNER JOIN postalcode t2 
    t1.id > t2.id AND (
    t1.countryCode = t2.countryCode AND
    t1.postalCode = t2.postalCode AND
    t1.placeName = t2.placeName AND
    t1.admin1Code = t2.Admin1Code AND
    t1.admin2Code = t2.admin2Code AND
    t1.admin3Code = t2.admin3Code AND
    t1.latitude = t2.latitude AND
    t1.longitude = t2.longitude

-- Drop Auto-Increment PK
ALTER TABLE postalcode DROP `id`;