Geographic Name Information System

Last Updated: Monday, 16 June 2014

        In order to achieve the goal of establishing the standardization of place-name surveys in Taiwan for the convenience of information integration. The geographic name information system constructs a precise spatial reference and spatial visualization interface through collecting local histories of place names. The system also maks survey results available online for public use and for academic research. The "Taiwan Name Query System Construction Project  " is part of "NGIS Spatial Data Infrastructire Plan". The project begins in 2000 and end in 2008. Till now 25 counties (city) geographic name data has been completed and stored into files. 12 counties (city) geographic name is conducting the coarse work. And geographic name dictionaries of various counties (city) in Taiwan has been compiled and printed. Also a management system for the administrative boundaries of all level divisions in Taiwan area.