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Geographic Hierarchies - How to get list of valid Region and Sub-Region values for the UK?

I would like to get a list of UK regions and sub-regions that Lumira will accept as valid values for a geographic hierarchy.

The reason is that I have some source data that has geographical information held as UK local authority names (these are the local councils). Lumira does not recognise these, which is understandable, and does not propose anything sensible for me to replace them with. There are not so many UK local authorities, so I can convert these by hand, but I need to know what the valid target values are for Region and Sub-region.

The documentation says "Geography hierarchies can only be created on columns containing values compatible with geography data values in the NAVTEQ database used by SAP Lumira". I've looked online for NAVTEQ master data lists, but I cannot find anything usable.

Does anyone know how I can see lists of valid UK regions and sub-regions that Lumira will recognise?

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    Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 09:16 AM

    Hi Kevin,

    i think your best options here is to use a geographic dataset which has all the latitude & longitude coordinates for the locations you want to map, down to a level of detail 'postcode' for example.

    the limitation with the inbuilt libraries is that the population has to be greater than 100K for it to be recognised. For example, our own dear Walldorf isn't detected when using 'names' either!

    Regards,

    H

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    • Hi again Henry. I've gone through those links thanks and had some success, thanks for that.

      I'd like to make a closing point:

      I agree the scenario you suggested of self-service enrichment and user-publishing to Lumira Cloud is one valid use-case.

      However, there is another use-case that would benefit from valid lists of regions/sub-regions/cities. In an enterprise deployment, it is certain that some customers will want the cleansing and enrichment of very granular data to be done centrally by IT, and then the common aggregated resultset handed out to many different systems and clients - just one of which might be Lumira.

      Without knowing the valid lists of geo master data that Lumira will recognise it would be a difficult task to standarise the results such that Lumira can report on the same data as the other systems and clients.

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