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Title
Getty thesaurus of geographic names Getty thesaurus of geographic names
Language
English
Classification
LCC: G104.5 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 910 abridged (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 99483604
Summary
Contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places. Composed of names and other information contributed by several Getty projects, including the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), the Foundation for Documents of Architecture (FDA), the Getty Center Photo Study Collection (GCPS), and the Getty Information Institutes Vocabulary Program (VP). The TGN is the only available automated geographical resource that is hierarchical, global in scope, and targeted at researchers, catalogers, librarians, and archivists dealing with the history of art and architecture. The logical focus of a TGN record is the "place." Each place has attributes, including names, place types and coordinates. The places are arranged in hierarchies representing the current political and physical world.
"A structured vocabulary of more than 1,000,000 geographic names, including vernacular and historical names, coordinates, and place types, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture," the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online is a gazetteer and much more. Searching for a place name yields information such as a location "hierarchy," basic information such as longitude and latitude, and where available, short descriptive passages on the history and political, cultural, or commercial significance of the location over time. Information is easy to locate and well-documented (information comes from sources such as geographical dictionaries, atlases, and encyclopedias), and while the amount of information can be almost overwhelming, context sensitive help is available on each page. This is an excellent tool for detailed historical research on place names"--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2003." RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2003; reviewed Feb. 27, 2003.
Authorized Access Point
J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty thesaurus of geographic names
Authorized Access Point Variant
Getty Research Institute. Getty thesaurus of geographic names