I've been poking around the web for a reasonable way to convert multiple place names to lat/long
Seems there are two kins of free services: very complicated and "404"
is there out there somewhere a simple way to load a list of places in PLAC format and get latitude/longitude?
lat/long format might vary—conversion is trivial.
Once I have all the data, it is not very hard to use SQL to put it in the database.