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VLIMAR: The VLIZ Marine Gazetteer: a database with standard geographic names
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Description
Dealing with different names of geographic features or entities, VLIZ developed a standard, relational list of geographic names, known as a gazetteer, coupled with information on the geographic location of these features. more

The purpose of the gazetteer is to improve access and clarity and to provide a visual interface of the different geographic, mainly marine names such as seas, sandbanks, ridges, bays or even standard sampling stations used in marine research. The geographic cover is global, however the gazetteer is focused on the Belgian Continental Shelf, the Scheldt Estuary and the Southern Bight of the North Sea.

Scope
Keywords:
Marine, Charts (maps), Geography, Information systems, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight, Europe, Schelde R.

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]
Europe, Schelde R. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 2005 on [In Progress]

Parameter
Geographic locations

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creatordata ownerdatabase developer

Project
MRG: Marine Regions, towards a standard for georeferenced marine names, more

Publication
Describing this dataset:
Claus, S. et al. (2006). Developments and geographic interface of the VLIMAR gazetteer, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 31 March 2006: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 30: pp. 25, more
Claus, S. et al. (2005). The VLIMAR gazetteer, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2005: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 20: pp. 23, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2007-08-16
Information last updated: 2015-12-04
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