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Gazetteer - definitions

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A catalogue of toponyms (place names) assigned with geographic references. A gazetteer service retrieves the geometries for one or more features, given their associated well-known feature identifiers (text strings).

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Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 15 June 2011 07:50:50, External

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gazetteer - [cartography] A list of geographic place-names and their coordinates. Entries may include other information as well, such as area, population, or cultural statistics. Atlases often include gazetteers, which are used as indexes to their maps. Well-known digital gazetteers include the U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and the Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer.

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Source: esri, 25 April 2012 08:12:06, External

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