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Inundated with placenames « Derek Watkins
Generic place names (or toponyms) such as Cumberland Gap or Mount Rainier provide general categorical descriptions of a geographic feature, in contrast to specific toponyms, which provide a unique identifier: Lake Huron. This map taps into the place names contained in the USGS National Hydrography Dataset to show how the generic names of streams vary across the lower 48. Creeks and rivers are symbolized in gray due to their ubiquity (although the etymology behind the American use of creek is interesting), while bright colors symbolize other popular toponyms.
geography  naming  mapping  maps  visualization 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Web Semantics: Synonyms for the Current Economic Situation | Beyond the Beyond from Wired.com
..Econolypse, Depression II, D2, Compression, Subprimicide, Economic Debacle, Great Restructuring, the Bailout, TEOTWAWKI "The End of the World As We Know It," The Long Emergency,....
language  economics  crisis  naming 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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