The research information system VIVO can, as a linked data based system, re-use RDF data from different sources. In practice, one can encounter data conversion issues. Often, data is only available as a CSV file. There are several tools to convert this data. However, many of these tools require either specific technical environments (often Linux systems), or they are very challenging to use. In this article, a workflow for converting data from GeoNames using Google Refine for instant use in VIVO is described.