Can anyone remind me if there's a machine readable copy of the MARC
geographic codes available at any persistent URL?
They're in HTML at http://www.loc.gov/marc/geoareas/gacs_code.html . I
actually had a script that automatically downloaded from there and
"scraped" the HTML -- but sometime since I wrote the script, the HTML
structure on the page changed and it broke.
(I kind of thought that was unlikely since that HTML page itself was
machine generated -- but I guess they changed the software that
generated it. Certainly I knew that scraping HTML was a bad thing to
rely on... which is why I hope LC provides this in some format less
likely to change?)