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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Merrick Lex Berman, Ruth Mostern, and Humphrey Southall
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Section I: What Is a Gazetteer?
  1. 1. Gazetteers Past: Placing Names from Antiquity to the Internet
  2. Ruth Mostern and Humphrey Southall
  3. pp. 15-25
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  1. 2. Gazetteers Present: Spatial Science and Volunteered Geographical Information
  2. Michael F. Goodchild
  3. pp. 26-34
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  1. 3. Gazetteers Global: United Nations Geographical Name Standardization
  2. Helen Kerfoot
  3. pp. 35-50
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  1. 4. Gazetteers Enriched: A Conceptual Basis for Linking Gazetteers with Other Kinds of Information
  2. Ryan Shaw
  3. pp. 51-64
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  1. Section II: Using Gazetteers in Combination
  1. 5. International Standards for Gazetteer Data Structures
  2. Raj Singh
  3. pp. 67-79
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  1. 6. Place, Period, and Setting for Linked Data Gazetteers
  2. Karl Grossner, Krzysztof Janowicz, and Carsten Keßler
  3. pp. 80-96
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  1. 7. The Pleiades Gazetteer and the Pelagios Project
  2. pp. 97-109
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  1. 8. Historical Gazetteer System Integration: CHGIS, Regnum Francorum, and GeoNames
  2. Merrick Lex Berman, Johan Åhlfeldt, and Marc Wick
  3. pp. 110-126
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  1. Section III: Exemplars
  1. 9. Building a Gazetteer for Early Modern London, 1550–1650
  2. Janelle Jenstad
  3. pp. 129-145
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  1. 10. Digitally Exposing the Place Names of England and Wales
  2. Paul Ell, Lorna Hughes, and Humphrey Southall
  3. pp. 146-162
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  1. 11. Standardizing Names Nationally: The Work of the US Board on Geographic Names
  2. Michael R. Fournier
  3. pp. 163-173
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  1. 12. The Yeosi Project: Finding a Place in Northeast Asia through History
  2. Youcheol Kim, Byungnam Yoon, Jonghyuk Kim, and Hyunjong Kim
  3. pp. 174-186
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  1. Section IV: Doing History with Gazetteers
  1. 13. Mapping Religious Geographies in Chinese Muslim Society
  2. pp. 189-199
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  1. 14. Core-Periphery Structure of the Nobi Region, Central Japan, with Reference to the Work of G. William Skinner
  2. Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi
  3. pp. 200-216
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  1. 15. Gazetteer GIS and the Study of Taiwan Local Society and Its Transition
  2. Pi-Ling Pai and I-Chun Fan
  3. pp. 217-230
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  1. References
  2. pp. 231-250
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-266
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253022561
Related ISBN
9780253022448
MARC Record
OCLC
964296223
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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