Utilization of online geospatial data sources for oikonym study: mapping and analysis of housing name in capital area of kulon progo regency

B. Susilo*, A. Cahyono

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Oikonym is a part of toponym that focus the study on the name given to inhabited place. In the past, availability of data was one of the obstacles in the study of toponym as well as oikonym. Now days, the development of digital mapping and information technology particularly internet enables oikonym data obtained from a variety of sources. This study aimed to explore the typology of housing names as well as the geographical characteristic of the housing location by means of mapping and spatial analysis. Data required for mapping and analysis were obtained via internet therefore referred as online geospatial data sources. Housing names were analyzed based on their generic and specific elements and language of origin used for naming. Spatial analyses i.e., 3D analysis and network analysis were performed to obtain geographical characteristic of the housing location. This study shows, about 57% of housings which have generic name, use indigenous element i.e., local language. In addition to this, about 80% of housings use indigenous element for their specific names. Housings mostly located in low land and gentle slope. On average, distance of housings to the center of capital area is 3.3 km and road density is 6.6 km/km2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012030
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Geography Seminar 2020, IGEOS 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 29 Sept 202030 Sept 2020

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