State of the Gazetteer in 2023

Since we launched in 2015, the Who’s On First places gazetteer project has grown in coverage, complexity, and supported applications. In this this post I will summarize Who’s On First’s key advantages, offer a comparative analysis of WOF and other open gazetteers, quantify our global coverage by placetype, offer score cards by country, dive into name localization, look at internationalization through the lens of disputed territories, and quantify geometry types and sources of those polygon and points, hold hands with and thank our sources, and invite collaboration.

This is a blog post by nvkelso. It was published on June 07, 2023 and tagged whosonfirst, wof, data and analysis.