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gazetteer

(găz'ĭtēr`), dictionary or encyclopedia listing alphabetically the names of places, political divisions, and physical features of the earth and giving some information about each. The term gazetteer originally was applied to one who wrote a gazette. It was first used in its modern sense early in the 18th cent., after the publication (1703) by Lawrence Echard of the Gazetteer's or Newsman's Interpreter, a geographical index. But lists of place names, with descriptions, had been made as early as the 6th cent.; part of the gazetteer of Stephen of Byzantium, of this time, is extant. The 19th cent., when geographical knowledge and the need for having geographical facts readily available had both increased greatly, was the great period of development of gazetteer making. Attempts were made to produce complete gazeteers, necessitating several volumes. Famous gazetteers include Johnston's (Scotland, 1850), Blackie's (Scotland, 1850), Bouillet's (France, 1857), Ritter's (Germany, 1874), Longman's (England, 1895), Garollo's (Italy, 1898), and Lippincott's (United States, 1865; now The Columbia Gazetteer of the World, 1998); later editions of many of these have appeared.
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Two gazetteers have been written on this area previously by the Government of India, one in 1906 and second in 1928, titled 'Military Report on Dir, Swat and Bajaur'.
The official designated was called a "Gazetteer-Officer" - a person who collects and compiles material for the Governments' report, traditionally known as the Sindh Gazetteer.
He read out Gazetteer text from his IPad and said, "Church exterior is not ornamental, though striking from a distance, but money and art have been lavished on the interior.
The 1904 District Gazetteer of Jhelum describes the rest house as having a large room measuring 16x16, a smaller room, two bathrooms and three verandas.
Urbanization in Early and Medieval China: Gazetteers for the City of Suzhou.
For instance, in the Lahore cantonment two railway stations were established; one at Meean Meer east, on the line from Lahore to Delhi and second at Meean Meer west, on the line from Lahore to Multan (Lahore District Gazetteer, 1883-84).
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Starts gazetteer match--indicates whether there is any sequence of words starting with the current word that fully matches a gazetteer entry.
GGP NGz will be used to manage the council's Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG), part of a national address database that provides a unique ID for every property in England and Wales and allows different public information to be connected together and shared.
This high quality local data is pooled at a national hub to produce the National Land and Property Gazetteer which is then used by many other organisations across local government.
ALITTLE while back, the sages of publishing predicted that the first thing to go in the online world would be encyclopaedias, gazetteers and handbooks.