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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
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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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"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 gazetteer and guided its development in recent decades. Adopted by researchers in the Digital Humanities and Spatial Sciences, gazetteers provide a way to model the kind of complex cultural, vernacular, and perspectival ideas of place that can be located in texts and expanded into an interconnected framework of naming history. This volume brings together leading and emergent scholars to examine the history of the gazetteer, its important role in geographic information science, and its use to further the reach and impact of spatial reasoning into the digital age"--

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