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Rhode Island School of Design

Maps & Mapping: Gazetteers

Resources on spatial, chronologic, conceptual, contemporary, and historic maps & mapping

Gazetteer defined

GAZETTEERS - A gazetteer is a dictionary of place names and can include useful descriptive, geographical, historical, or statistical information such as geographic coordinates of latitude/longitude, and elevation, date of incorporation, population, and namesake.

Use the RISD/ATH catalog to find a wide selection of gazetteers by incorporating the keyword gazetteer* into your search or by browsing by subject, Gazetteer


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Geographic Names Information System: Database contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.

GEOnet Names Server: Provides access to database of foreign (Non-U.S.) geographic feature names.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names: Contains more than one million names and other information about places, including continents, nations, historical places, physical features and cities. It emphasizes places that are important for art and architecture.

Global Gazetteer (Version 2.2)