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Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (Getty Research Institute)





Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) is a structured vocabulary of geographic names for indexing art and architecture. It includes names, descriptions, and other information for places important to art and architecture.

No download is available just a web search form but indicate bulk data could be purchased.

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