Names, People, and Places

10. Places

  • Places can be identified solely in terms of geographical features or locations, e.g.
    <place> <placeName> <geogFeat>mount</geogFeat> <geogName>Sinai</geogName> </placeName> </place>
  • More usually, they are identified in geo-political terms, using
    • adminstrative units such as <bloc>, <country>, <region>, <settlement>, <district>
    • physical location using <geo> and <offset>
  • Note that all these things are traits — they may change over time

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