Peter Jordan & Ferjan Ormeling (eds.)
Toponyms in Cartography
Proceedings of the Toponymic Sessions at the 25th International Cartographic Conference, Paris, 3–8 July 2011
– in englischer Sprache –
Hamburg 2013, 134 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-8300-6700-9 (Print), ISBN 978-3-339-06700-5 (eBook)
[...] “Toponyms in Cartography” contains detailed, carefully edited articles that will be of interest to all with a professional or general interest in geographical names and their functions in time and space, as well as the challenges of their portrayal on maps and their integration with other geo-referenced data.Helen Kerfoot, in:
Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft, 155 (2013)
The ICA 25th International Cartographic Conference in Paris in July 2011 is special from a toponymical point of view because it marks the first meeting of the joint ICA-IGU Commission on Toponymy. Toponymy has been a regular theme for international cartographic conferences for decades, and it is only proper that this has been institutionalized now. The subject of toponymy is now not only dealt within an onomastical context at the biannual ICOS meetings, and within an administrative context at the biannual UNGEGN meetings, but also within a geo-cartographic context at joint ICA-IGU meetings.
The toponymical contributions to the Paris International Cartographic Conference are diverse, both geographically and thematically. Geographically, the focus is on Brazil and on Europe, with a paper on Tunis as a Mediterranean extension of Europe. The subjects range from the collection of geographical names to the operation of names servers, from the use of exonyms in school atlases to the creation of names data bases and from the reconstruction of former namescapes to the creation of new ones.
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