Authors: M. Pazarli, N. Ploutoglou, E. Livieratos
Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Surveying Engineering, Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Paper Title: Toponymy echoes of anterior to posterior cartography. A regional key study on 18th and early 19th century maps
Conference Theme: Language and Maps
Abstract: Starting from the study of Righas Velestinlis “Charta” (1797-1798), the cartographic national monument of Greek Enlightenment and turn point of historic Greek cartography after Ptolemy and Sofianos, we analyze, as a key study, the transformation and transliteration of toponyms in a specific region of North Greece. Anterior reference maps (e.g. Delisle) are used for this study as well as the place name records given by Ptolemy in his Geographia. Comparisons and correlations of toponyms show that the relevant echo of Ptolemy tradition and influence is still present in 18th century maps of Greece. The study proceeds in comparing toponyms appeared on posterior maps (e.g. von Weiss) only few decades distant from Righas Charta showing in conclusion the ideological component which is dominant in cartographic Toponymy. The study proposes also methods and techniques of digital processing and management of toponyms arranged in two-dimensional geographic spaces as well as the development of place name digital dictionaries with interactivity properties related to the geographic place location of toponyms as shown on historic maps.
Maria Pazarli graduated in archaeology (1997) and is a master holder in history (2004). Since 2000 she is with the National Centre for Maps and Cartographic Heritage. Candidate doctor, in history of maps and cartographic heritage, faculty of surveying engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Nopi Ploutoglou graduated in surveying engineering (1999) and is a master holder in cartography and geography (2003). Since 2000 she is with the National Centre for Maps and Cartographic Heritage. Candidate doctor, in digital cartographic analysis and synthesis, faculty of surveying engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Evangelos Livieratos is, since 1979, full professor of geodesy and cartography. From 2005 he is the chair of the ICA Working Group on Digital technologies in cartographic heritage. He is a founding editor of the international web journal “e-Perimetron”.