Does Google serve as a model for using place names?

  • Gábor Gercsák Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • Gábor Mikesy Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing, Budapest
Keywords: geographical name, Hungarian name, place name, toponymy, internet, Google

Abstract

This paper examines the reliability of geographical names published on various internet platforms and seeks to improve the place-name content of internet maps. Hungarian examples of incorrect place names from various online maps draw attention to the need for cooperation between those that provide internet maps or map-based applications and relevant national or professional institutions.

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Author Biographies

Gábor Gercsák, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics,

Associate Professor

Gábor Mikesy, Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing, Budapest
Senior Counsellor

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Published
2017-01-01
How to Cite
1.
Gercsák G, Mikesy G. Does Google serve as a model for using place names?. AGS [Internet]. 2017Jan.1 [cited 2022Jan.25];57(1):153–159. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/ags/article/view/4668