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Developing a Web-based Multilingual Geographical Names

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2013, 13(1), pp.33-46
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography

LEE, SANG-IL 1 Cho, Daeheon 1 Hyeongmo Koo 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

There have been many scientific efforts to establish and manage the geographical names databases in response to an increasing recognition of the importance of geographical names. However, we still suffer from the lack of awareness about geographical names services and thus have not been able to respond effectively to the conflicts among countries regarding geographical names and make corrective efforts for geographical names errors on major websites. In this paper, we seek to identify major characteristics of a web-based multilingual geographical names service on the basis of a comparative analysis of currently working geographical names services across the countries. As a result, we suggest a guideline for building and operating a web-based multilingual geographical names service whose major components include the management of the geographical names database, the accessibility of users, and the scalability of geographical names service.

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