Changing Boundaries: Gazeteers, Information Retrieval and Data Browsing

  title={Changing Boundaries: Gazeteers, Information Retrieval and Data Browsing},
  author={C. Chappell},
This paper examines the role which historical gazetteers can play in webbased catalogues and data delivery systems. A gazetteer is a list of geographic names, which includes locational and other descriptive information. In this paper, the term ‘historical gazetteers’ is used specifically to describe gazetteers that incorporate both historical and modern geographical perspectives. In order to handle changed and changing geographical boundaries these gazetteers need to hold a wide range of… Expand
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