A Heritage To Be Preserved: Toponymy and Microtoponymy in Tuscany
Track: Cartographic Design
Authors: Matteo Massarelli
A research based on GIS was funded by the Tuscany Region and appointed to CIST aiming at digitalizing the place-names extracted from the regional historic cartography. Place-names are considered relevant linguistic elements in order to define the identity of Tuscany. The research is both synchronic (it collects place-names in series) and diachronic (from 1835 to the present), and investigates the historical names which are not recorded in the regional map and those which have moved or changed.