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Functions of geographical names: 

Functions of geographical names Ormeling Ferjan

amsterdam: 

amsterdam

amsterdam: 

amsterdam

amsterdam: 

amsterdam

Amsterdam: 

Amsterdam

Role of geographical names: serve as labels that can be used for: 

Role of geographical names: serve as labels that can be used for Orientation, Navigation, reference points Names link us to the landscape Pronunciation Links to other documents/files And: see next page

Role of names: 

Role of names

Names are links in non-oral communication: 

Names are links in non-oral communication

Names are links in non-oral communication: 

Names are links in non-oral communication 100 200 200 500 500 200 200

Names are links in non-oral communication: 

Names are links in non-oral communication

Names as link in Michelin tourist information system: 

Names as link in Michelin tourist information system

Systems of spatial links: 

Systems of spatial links Geographical names Geographical coordinates, UTM coordinates Local grids Map grids Street addresses

Geographical coordinates or numbers: 

Geographical coordinates or numbers Go to 50°092 North, 8°662 East (Frankfurt, Villa Mumm (BKG)) Cadastral map with numbered lots

Utrecht city centre: wards: 

Utrecht city centre: wards

But is we use names as links, they should be standardised: 

But is we use names as links, they should be standardised

Role of names: 

Role of names

Names are links in oral communication: 

Names are links in oral communication Pronunciation guides phonetic alphabet

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Tourist map of Greece with bi-scriptual rendering of place names

Names are links in oral communication: 

Names are links in oral communication Pronunciation guides phonetic alphabet

Role of names: 

Role of names

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes

Anthropo-nyms: given names in the Netherlands 1983-1998: 

Anthropo-nyms: given names in the Netherlands 1983-1998

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Old testament Spanish and Italian Names from history and culture Traditional Dutch names in full or shortened versions (top before 1950) Pre-modern Dutch (top Before 1983) Short modern Dutch Short Traditional Dutch Frisian Short-premo- dern internat. (top before ’83) Scandi- navian Very short modern internat Short American/ English (top 1980) Naturenames Long pre-mod Internat (top before 1983) Long American/ English top 1990)

Etymology of ocean names: 

Etymology of ocean names

Use of geographical names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of geographical names for non-cartographic purposes Etymology Descriptive names Use of geographical names as brand names Use of names as symbols Use of names for educational purposes Use of names for traffic/transportation Use of names as a symbol for sovereignty

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes Etymology (explanation of meaning) Netherlands = Lowlands = Nederland In the Netherlands lived two tribes in Roman times (50 AD), the Batavi and the Belgae. Around 1600 the federation of northern provinces were called in Latin: Belgium Foederatum. Around 1800 AD the Northern part of the Netherlands was called Batavian Republic, its main headquarter overseas was called Batavia; when the Southern part of the Netherlands became independent in 1830 it called itself after the other tribe, Belgium.

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes Etymology Descriptive names

Use of names for non-carto- graphic purposes: 

etymology Descriptive names Use of geographical names as brand names Montelimar Use of names for non-carto- graphic purposes Brie

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes etymology Descriptive names Use of geographical names as brand names Use of names as symbols – Rome - Bonn, Pankow - Stalingrad, Vietnam - Trianon, Saint Germain - Bali - Paris - Venice - Siberia

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes etymology Descriptive names Use of geographical names as brand names Use of names as symbols Use of names for educational purposes

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Dictionnaire des bureaux de poste Use of names for non-cartographic purposes Etymology Descriptive names Use of geographical names as brand names Use of names as symbols Use of names for educational purposes Use of names for traffic/transportation

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes Dictionnaire des bureaux de poste

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes: 

Use of names for non-cartographic purposes Etymology Descriptive names Use of geographical names as brand names Use of names as symbols Use of names for educational purposes Use of names for traffic/transportation Use of names as a symbol for sovereignty

Map with capitals with new post-colonial names: 

Map with capitals with new post-colonial names

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