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Placing names : enriching and integrating gazetteers

Author: Merrick Lex Berman; Ruth Mostern; Humphrey Southall
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Spatial humanities (Indiana University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Well before the innovation of maps, gazetteers served as the main geographic referencing system for hundreds of years. Consisting of a specialized index of place names, gazetteers traditionally linked descriptive elements with topographic features and coordinates. Placing Names is inspired by that tradition of discursive place-making and by contemporary approaches to digital data management that have revived the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merrick Lex Berman; Ruth Mostern; Humphrey Southall
ISBN: 9780253022448 0253022444
OCLC Number: 933437838
Notes: Most papers in this volume originate from a conference on "Gazetteers for Space-Time System Integration" held at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.
Description: ix, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is a gazetteer? Gazetteers past : placing names from antiquity to the internet / Ruth Mostern and Humphrey Southall --
Gazetteers present : spatial science and volunteered geographical information / Michael F. Goodchild --
Gazetteers global : United Nations geographical name standardization / Helen Kerfoot --
Gazetteers enriched : a conceptual basis for linking gazetteers with other kinds of information / Ryan Shaw --
Using gazetteers in combination. International standards for gazetteer data structures / Raj Singh --
Place, period, and setting for linked data gazetteers / Karl Grossner, Krzysztof Janowicz, and Carsten Kessler --
The Pleiades gazetteer and the Pelagios Project / Rainer Simon, Leif Isaksen, Elton Barker, and Pau de Soto Cañamares --
Historical gazetteer system integration : CHGIS, Regnum Francorum, and GeoNames / Merrick Lex Berman, Johan Åhlfeldt, and Marc Wick --
Exemplars. Building a gazetteer for early modern London, 1550-1650 / Janelle Jenstad --
Digitally exposing the place names of England and Wales / Paul Ell, Lorna Hughes, and Humphrey Southall --
Standardizing names nationally : the work of the US Board on Geographic Names / Michael R. Fourneir --
The Yeosi Project : finding a place in northeast Asia through history / Youcheol Kim, Byungnam Yoon, Jonghyuk Kim, and Hyunjong Kim --
Doing history with gazetteers. Mapping religious geographies in Chinese Muslim society / Mark Henderson and Karl Ryavec --
Core-periphery structure of the Nobi region, central Japan, with reference to the work of G. William Skinner / Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi --
Gazetteer GIS and the study of Taiwan local society and its transition / Pi-ling Pai and I-Chun Fan.
Series Title: Spatial humanities (Indiana University Press)
Responsibility: edited by Merrick Lex Berman, Ruth Mostern, and Humphrey Southall.

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