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The Incongruity of Metropolitan Transit Station Names Related to Administrative District Name in South Korea

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2018, 18(2), pp.85-106
  • DOI : 10.16879/jkca.2018.18.2.085
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography
  • Published : August 31, 2018

Song Hoyul 1

1서원대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Although the history of metropolitan transit system(MTS) in South Korea has lasted 44 years, there is a dearth of research about MTS station names. As a result of reference review, there were several researches conducted about basic characteristics of MTS station names in South Korea. Therefore, writer analyzed the incongruity of 1,033 MTS station names in South Korea as in-depth research. However, in this research, writer analyzed only 630 MTS station names related to administrative district name, since there are too many MTS station names and also characteristics are different from where they related to, such as administrative district name, physical place name and socio-cultural place name. Writer considered various aspects (such as regional representativeness and the change of administrative district) in a comprehensive way, since it is not appropriate to decide the incongruity of MTS station names by only inclusion or only distance. As a result of the incongruity ratio analysis, station names related to city·county·borough is very low at 8.33% and station names related to town·township is greatly high at 39.01%. And station names related to pseudo-administrative district is very high as well at 45.45%, station names related to village is very low at 9.09%, and station names related to old administrative district is considerably high at 19.51%. We will try to reduce unsuitable station names by considering the results of this research thoroughly when we establish or revise MTS station names.

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