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Science: Social_Sciences: Geography: Place_Names

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BC Geographical Names
Government site lists geographical naming principles and policy, how to propose a geographical name, access to the BC Geographical Names Information System (BCGNIS), links to BC-history/related sites, and to toponymy sites.

Geographical Names
Cornucopia from the Geography Department of Laurentian University, Ontario including an investigation of the relationship between the author's name, Pitblado, and place names.

Luistxo Fernandez lists place names from all over the world in minority languages, which usually never appear in maps. [Basque and English].

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Compiled by the Getty Research Institute, TGN is a structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history, but can be used in any in many other applications. The thesaurus contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places.

GNS: GEOnet Names Server
Global searchable database set up by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), US. Foreign place names as approved by the US Board of Geographic Names, other name variants. Approx. 3.3 million entries

International Alternative Country Names
A list of names for existing countries and some regions and islands that differ from the standard international and/or English nomenclatures.

Place Names Servers on the Internet
A collection of links by Arizona State University.

A Political World Gazetteer
An outline of the world's political divisions, organized by continent, nation, national subdivision, and further geographic areas.

Toponomastica Toponymy
A database of place-names from the classical Greek and Roman sources, with comments on their etymology, in English, plus toponymy of the Abruzzese Appennine in Italian.

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names. Contains information and resolutions on the issue of place names.

World Gazetteer by ESRI
Enter a city, country or river name for which to search. ESRI stands for Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

World Ocean Bed History: Geographical Names
Article on the toponymy of the ocean, undersea features and relief.


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