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Japanese Place Names in Google Earth Images and GeoNames Database from the Perspective of Linkage with Topographic Maps Published by Army Map Service

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2011, 11(2), pp.39-49
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography

Kyeong Park 1

1성신여자대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Two hundred forty topographic maps stored in Korean War Project site have been analyzed. Data collection methods, year of publication, and languages used for place names have been analyzed through marginal note of each map produced by Army Map Service. Ninety-one maps are direct copies of apanese topographic maps published in 1910s and 1930s. Twenty four maps are redrawn after Japanese topographic maps. One hundred twenty five maps are compiled from Japanese maps and aerial survey data collected during the Second World War and Korean War. Japanese place names for the Korean places appear in the copied and compiled maps.These names are stored as variants in GeoNames database run by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency of the USA. This database seems to be the origin of errors occasionally found in Google Earth maps.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.