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The Incongruity of Metropolitan Transit Station Names related to Physical and Socio-cultural Place Names in South Korea

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2018, 18(3), pp.45-66
  • DOI : 10.16879/jkca.2018.18.3.045
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography
  • Published : December 31, 2018

Song Hoyul 1

1서원대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This report aims to examine the incongruity of metropolitan transit station(MTS) names related to physical place name and socio-cultural place name in South Korea. Although lineal distance on map was the main criteria of the incongruity, also other factors including inclusion, characteristics of physical features and relevance to adjacent stations were considered. Result of study shows that 56.0% of station names related to physical place name was incongruent and most of them were related to mounts and streams. 24.3% of station names related to socio-cultural place name was incongruent. Examining incongruity ratio of station names related to socio-cultural place name in detail, 21.7% of station names related to remains and relics, 47.9% of station names related to education and research facilities, 15.8% of station names related to culture·sports·tourism facilities, 10.2% of station names related to traffic, 9.1% of station names related to government office and 29.4% of station names related to other facilities in public facilities were incongruent. Therefore, if MTS station names are newly named or revised, problems revealed from this report should be considered to decrease incongruity ratio of station names.

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