What Did We Call This Place When?
April 3, 2008 6:23 PM Subscribe
Native Names Projects by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe GIS Program
and the Hawaii Board on Geographic Names
are adding audio pronunciation guides to geospatial place-name datasets in several on-line mapping formats.
Both groups have small grants from the Federal Geographic Data Committee. The Hawaii folks have already been adding diacritical marks to USGS maps to guide pronunciation. The Coeur d'Alene staff have posted traditional names and links
to audio files on a flash-based map site, the National Map site and (most usefully, I think) via Google Earth