All Roads Lead to Rome – Geospatial Modeling of Hungarian Street Names with Destination Reference

  • Antal Guszlev
  • Lilla Lukács
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Spatial analysis of place names is a vital part of toponymic research as spatial location and relations between geographical features have a vast effect on natural and artificial name giving. Examining spatial attributes and relations between features can help to understand impacts of distance, hierarchy and other characteristics of natural and man-made objects in naming processes. This paper shows possibilities for modeling and visualizing the connections between settlements of streets which are named for their destinations in Hungary. Spatial analysis of street names can help to in-vestigate the development of settlement and road systems.


street names odonyms toponymy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antal Guszlev
    • 1
  • Lilla Lukács
    • 2
  1. 1.University of West HungaryHungary
  2. 2.Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesHungary

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