In thinking TransforMap as a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) with specific requirements (Geometry storage, Metadata description, Commoning process, to only name a few), we’re constantly confronted with de facto standards of the digital geo domain.
From Who’s on first?
An interesting way to think about a gazetteer is to consider it as the space where debate about a place is managed but not decided.
Long version is long. You might want to get a cup of coffee or maybe a drink if you’ve been thinking about this sort of thing for as long as we have (or maybe longer).
What is a “gazetteer” anyway?
Especially the first sentence of this excerpt led to repercussions in my mind, considering the geospatial semantics we are picturing for alternative economies and the associated discussions we are proliferating.
After reading the whole piece, have you had a look at their collection of place types, which would be our classes, if any?