Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers: Gazetteers

This is a guide and listing of important resources about maps, atlases, and gazetteers; including digital gazetteers, image collections, and interactive digital atlases.

Digital Gazetteers

Placenames (and their meanings)

Why Gazetteers?

Question: Why would I need to use a gazetteer?

A gazetteer is a dictionary of place names and generally provides information about the place (i.e. location (coordinates); and type of feature).  While borders and names change; the actual coordinates of places generally remain constant.