DATABASE ESTABLISHING AND LINGUISTIC RESEARCH FOR MICROTOPONYMS IN TWO REGIONS IN NORTH MACEDONIA
- Microtoponyms, geo names, spatial database, Karshiaka, Derven, Skopje
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Microtoponyms are part of geo names in a certain area that represents how the local population call that place. The acquisition, classification, multi-scientific analyses, publishing, archiving and distribution of microtoponyms represents the core task for GI experts, in order to set the preconditions for their involvement in various thematic Spatial Data Infrastructures. In North Macedonia many institutions have included geo names in official spatial databases. The Cultural heritage protection office (CHPO) is state responsible institution for establishing of official database and standardizing of all geo names in North Macedonia. Beside CHPO, the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre (AREC) is developer of many spatial databases such as cadastral, topographic etc, as well developer of National Spatial Data Infrastructure where geo names are included as separate dataset based on INSPIRE specification. In this research, the development of database for microtoponyms based on official state classification and linguistic nalyses have been performed. Database was developed in open source platform, by using open layers as basemap, and based on the INSPIRE specifications for geo names, while the linguistic analyses have been performed base on the pronunciation of toponyms by the local population.
Regions of Karshiaka and Derven nearby Skopje, are the case study areas.