Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ISO 3166-2 for Storing States and Regions

ISO 3166-2 is a standard published by ISO which defines the codes for states and regions in countries. Storing the ISO codes of regions / states can help you standardize the data in your data set.

To get the ISO file, you can either buy the data from ISO, scrape wikipedia, or grab it from the several free sources at debian, etc. (beware of what the license is for each source)

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