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CityListBuilder is a desktop helper app for iMovie 09. It allows users to add new cities to the list of over 4,000 locations provided by Apple to create powerful animated travel maps.

Although most large cities and popular tourist destinations are included, most users are likely to find out at some point that their destination is not available.

CityListBuilder fixes the problem by making it very easy to add new cities by leveraging Google's powerful geo-location Web services.>

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Important bug fix that allows non-admin users to properly install and run the application


  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • iMovie 09

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After downloading and installing the software, I came back to the download page, and I noticed that it lists the platform as Intel only. Yet the program still ran on my PPC iMac.

In spite of it running when it shouldn't have, it didn't do anything to iMovie. The city list did not change to reflect the cities that I tried to add through City List Builder. Its feature to add cities would be nice if I could have gotten it to work.

I do think it is missing a few search fields, for example state and county. I live near Philadelphia PA and there are two Springfield's nearby, one in Delaware county and one in Montgomery county. Also, I know there are myriad number of Springfield's throughout the US. Without those extra search fields it is not possible to get accurate results. Which is why when I searched for Springfield I got the city in Missouri and not the one I was looking for in PA.

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Huibert-Aalbers.com (Developer)

If you search for a city in the US, you can add the state name after the name of the city, separated by a comma (e.g. San Francisco, CA).

Regarding the problem you mention, I could not reproduce it. Could you please try again while running the Console application and tell me if an error message appears? Did you have to authenticate to use CityListBuilder?


I tried again with Console running and got the following error message.

6/22/09 11:27:43 AM iMovie[350] [ERROR] no photo paths dict from iPhoto DB.

In spite of that City List Builder gives me a success message after clicking on the "Update iMovie 09" button. Yet the cities are not available in iMovie.

To answer your second question, yes I do have to authenticate to use City List Builder as I am running from a standard user account. Since you mentioned it I decided to log into my admin account and try from there. I received the following error message upon starting City List Builder:

"Cannot write temp file inside the application bundle. You are probably running the application on a locked volume. Please quit the application and move it to your Applications folder. Then relaunch CityListBuilder."

I am running it from my applications folder so I don't know what the problem could be.

Huibert-Aalbers.com (Developer)

I have just released version 1.2 of CityListBuilder for iMovie '09. It should fix any issues non-admin users may have been facing when using the app. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Downloads 2,148
Version Downloads 1,588
License Free
Date 13 Sep 2009
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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