Gazetteers

This section of the database contains gazetteers which have been developed to standardise the names of administrative units and link data for these units to the GIS. NB gazetteers closely linked with particular data tables are documented in the same section as the tables they relate to; this applies, for example, to gazetteers of trade union branches. In the longer term, we are developing a new gazetteer system which will contain more systematic information on hierarchies of units and provide place-name authority lists. However, the intention is that the system will always contain tables with the same names and basic structure that are documented here, but these will increasingly be 'views' of the new gazetteer system.


Tables within section:

TableTypeContents
adm_cnty_gaz Gazetteer Standardised Names for Administrative Counties
codepoint_may2016_gb Gazetteer Postcodes in Local Authority units (codepoint open), May 2016
dbpedia_places Gazetteer Subset of English-language DBpedia dump for "places"
gaz_of_world Gazetteer [No details available]
gaz_xwalk_maphistory Gazetteer Crosswalk between Maphistory and PastPlace place identifiers
geonames Gazetteer Complete copy of Geonames gazetteer as of 20th July 2015.
geonames_alternate Gazetteer Complete copy of Geonames alternative names as of 20th July 2015.
gref_convert Gazetteer Conversion table for National Grid reference letter codes.
mod_country_names Gazetteer Listing of all modern soveriegn states current in October 2014
os50k_gaz Gazetteer 1:50,000 OS Gazetteer for 250,000 places in Great Britain, incl. grid refs
pelagios_gaz Gazetteer Names of places from Pelagios gazetteer used in Recogito
townlands_1851 Gazetteer Townlands Index from Census of Ireland 1851
townlands_1851_baron Gazetteer Listing of Baronies from the Townlands Index for Census of Ireland 1851
townlands_1851_par Gazetteer Listing of Parishes from the Townlands Index for Census of Ireland 1851
wikidata_names Gazetteer All names/titles associated with Wikidata entities having a geographical location as an attribute
wikidata_places Gazetteer All Wikidata entities having a geographical location as an attribute
wikidata_properties Codebook Wikidata entities appearing as 'instance of' for Wikidata places