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Database of geographic names of the Czech Republic (Geonames)

Geonames is the database of geographic names of the Czech Republic. It is a system for administration of named features. A standard geographic name is maintained as a part of attribute information to approx. 165 types of named features. Geometric representation of some Geonames objects corresponds to the locations of features of ZABAGED®, to which the name applies. Another group of features, above all all field and forest lots and local parts of settlements have a simplified geometry corresponding to the location of its map lettering in the state map series. The Features are represented by a vector (punctual) component with attributes containing wider information about names.



Data identification

Citation
Source name: Database of geographic names of the Czech Republic (Geonames)
Alternative name: Geonames
Reference datum
Reference date: 2019-04-15
Event: revision
Data identifier
Unique identifier: CZ-00025712-CUZK_GEONAMES
Name space: ČÚZK
Unique identifier: 63710
Name space: ČÚZK
Contact to the organisation responsible for the data
Person name: Švehlová, Irena, p.fil.
Name of the organisation: Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre
Responsible organisation information
Contact phone
Phone: +420 284 041 613
Fax: +420 284 041 416
Address
Delivery place: Pod sídlištěm 9
City: Praha 8
ZIP code: 182 11
Country: Czech Republic
Online source
Contact hours: Mo-Fr 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CET
Supplementary information: Sekretariát Názvoslovné komise ČÚZK
Role: custodian
Other information:
Abstract: Geonames is the database of geographic names of the Czech Republic. It is a system for administration of named features. A standard geographic name is maintained as a part of attribute information to approx. 165 types of named features. Geometric representation of some Geonames objects corresponds to the locations of features of ZABAGED®, to which the name applies. Another group of features, above all all field and forest lots and local parts of settlements have a simplified geometry corresponding to the location of its map lettering in the state map series. The Features are represented by a vector (punctual) component with attributes containing wider information about names.
Purpose: The Geonames data are exploited as an information source for Czech geographic names and their topology in Geogprahic Information Systems (GIS) especially in the public administration. Standardized names are binding for state map series publishers and recommended to use to other cartographic products publishers in the Czech Republic.
Responsible organisation
Person name: Švehlová, Irena, p.fil.
Name of the organisation: Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre
Responsible organisation information
Contact phone
Phone: +420 284 041 613
Fax: +420 284 041 416
Address
Delivery place: Pod sídlištěm 9
City: Praha 8
ZIP code: 182 11
Country: Czech Republic
Online source
Contact hours: Mo-Fr 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CET
Supplementary information: Sekretariát Názvoslovné komise ČÚZK
Role: custodian
Maintenance info
Maintenance and update frequency: monthly
Date of planned source revision: 2019-05-15
Maintenance note: The whole dataset is updated in a three-year cycle. Updated versions are published in a month interval.
Keywords
Keyword: Zeměpisné názvy
Officially registered thesaurus
Name: GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Reference datum
Reference date: 2008-06-01
Event: publication
Organisation responsible for the thesaurus:
Name of the organisation: Joint Research Centre
Role: pointOfContact
Keywords
Keyword: standardisaton of geographic names
Keyword: geographic names
Keyword: geographic name
Keyword: geographical name
Keyword: geonym
Keyword: choronym
Keyword: exonym
Keyword: endonym
Keyword: Geonames
Keyword: map lettering
Officially registered thesaurus
Name: ČÚZK Dictionary of Terms
Reference datum
Reference date: 2009-01-01
Event: publication
Organisation responsible for the thesaurus:
Name of the organisation: Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre
Role: originator
Keywords
Keyword: standardisaton of geographic names
Keyword: database of geographic names
Keyword: name
Officially registered thesaurus
Name: Other keywords
Reference datum
Reference date: 2013-01-31
Event: revision
Organisation responsible for the thesaurus:
Name of the organisation: Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre
Role: originator
Source restriction
Source legislative restrictions
Access and use terms: Charging according to Pricelist of products and services
Public access restriction: otherRestrictions
Other restrictions: Terms of use see Terms of trade
Data security restrictions
Classification: unclassified
Type of spatial representation: vector
Spatial resolution
Correspondent scale
Scale factor: 10000
Source language: cze
Character set: utf8
Thematic category: location
Data extension
Extent information: 100 % of the Czech Republic territory, i.e. 78,866 km2.
Geographic limitations
Minimal bounding box
Westernmost coordinate: 12.09
Easternmost coordinate: 18.86
Southernmost coordinate: 48.55
Northernmost coordinate: 51.06
Time extent 2012 - 9999
Altitude extension
Minimal value: 115.0
Maximal value: 1602.0
Vertical datum: Baltský po vyrovnání (m n. m.)

Reference system (horizontal, vertical or temporal)

Coordinate reference system identifier
Reference system citation
Source name: S-JTSK / Krovak East North
Alternative name: S-JTSK / Krovak EN
Reference date
Reference date: 2011-05-09
Event: revision
Other information: EPSG code 5514 S-JTSK / Krovak East North is an equivalent to the existing ESRI code 102067. The projection keeps the mathematic so called "east-north" orientation of coordinate axis where the X axis has positive values eastwards and Y axis northwards. This projection is suitable for exploitation in GIS applications. The projection is related to the Greenwich Prime Meridian (contrary to the EPSG 5221 S-JTSK (Ferro) / Krovak East North where the Prime Meridian is Ferro).
Code: http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/5514
Name space: EPSG
Coordinate reference system identifier
Reference system citation
Source name: World Geodetic System 1984
Alternative name: WGS 84
Reference date
Reference date: 2006-08-25
Event: revision
Other information:
Code: http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326
Name space: EPSG
Coordinate reference system identifier
Reference system citation
Source name: World Geodetic System 1984 / Universal Transverse Mercator zone 33N
Alternative name: WGS 84 / UTM zone 33N
Reference date
Reference date: 1995-06-02
Event: revision
Other information:
Code: http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/32633
Name space: EPSG

Data contents

Feature catalogue description
Catalogue language: cze
Data set components: true
Citation from the feature catalogue
Source name: Geonames data model
Reference date
Reference date: 2013-01-20
Event: revision
Organisation responsible for the feature catalogue
Name of the organisation: Land Survey Office
Responsible organisation information
Contact phone
Phone: +420 284 041 613
Fax: +420 284 041 416
Address
Delivery place: Pod sídlištěm 9
City: Praha 8
ZIP code: 182 11
Country: Czech Republic
Contact hours: Mo-Fr 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CET
Supplementary information:
Role: originator

Distribution

Distribution formate
Name: DGN7(JTSK)
Version: not defined
Name: SHP(JTSK)
Version: not defined
Name: SHP(UTM)
Version: not defined
Name: SHP(WGS84)
Version: not defined
Name: GML(JTSK)
Version: 3.1.1
Specification:
Distributor
Contact information:
Name of the organisation: Land Survey Office
Responsible organisation information
Contact phone
Phone: +420 284 041 605
Phone: +420 284 041 111
Fax: +420 284 041 416
Address
Delivery place: Pod sídlištěm 9
City: Praha 8
ZIP code: 182 11
Country: Czech Republic
Online source
Contact hours: Mo-Fr 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CET
Supplementary information:
Role: distributor
Means of order
Charges: Pricelist of products and services

Data quality

Level of scope
Quality description level: series
Report - INSPIRE compliance
Test identifier: CZ-00025712-CUZK_GEONAMES-DQ_DomainConsistency-1
Conformity
Specification
Name: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
Alternative name:
Reference date
Reference date: 2010-12-08
Event: publication
Test description: Data set series conformity testing with INSPIRE implementing rules for spatial data sets and services interoperability.
Degree of conformity: false
Report – completness – omission
Measure name: Evaluation of completeness of Czech Republic territory coverage by the data set series
Measure identification: CZ-00025712-CUZK_GEONAMES-DQ_CompletenessOmission-1
Measure description: Evaluation of completeness of Czech Republic territory coverage by theGeonames data set series
Date and time of the measure: 2012-11-07T12:00:00
Test result – quantitative
Value domain: %
Value: 100
Data origin
Data origin information: Creation of Geonames started in 1997 with populating of standardised names from the documentation of the Commision for Geographic Names at ČÚZK. The process was finalized for the whole territory of the Czech Republic in 2005. The fist update was finished for the whole territory of the Czech Republic in 2009, second update 2010-2014.