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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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Writing, Publishing, and Reading Local Gazetteers In Imperial China, 1100-1700.
The Grand Trunk road from Kalka to Shimla was opened for carts and traffic of every kind and along the roads, the Dak bungalows were constructed which provided comfort to the European servants in particular (Shimla District Gazetteer, 1888-89).
Being provided as part of their continual drive to provide the highest quality in local government software, the Risk Information Module will allow councils to store data pertaining to risks against each record in their Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPG).
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.
But that still leaves 1,000 churches with some survivals, and in this book Rosewell gives a gazetteer of about 500 such churches (those that are readily accessible to the public), as well as the afore-mentioned photos.
These plows were available in the Michigan Gazetteer ad from 1883 with a wood beam and a Gazetteer ad from 1893 as a steel beam Millington Clipper ("the best general purpose plow made").
The Shanyin County Gazetteer of 1671 notes "Laqie is red hued .
With Birmingham on board, all councils with a statutory responsibility for street naming and numbering are now submitting updates to the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) central hub.
SIR NINIAN COMPER: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIS LIFE AND WORK WITH COMPLETE GAZETTEER
The Metadata database stores all the metadata records, the Gazetteer stores gazetteer information to help search a place name more easily, GISdata stores all the vector data, SpatialDirect stores all the vector records to interact with FME software, and PUMapData stores basic information of scanned maps and creates unique image file names.