place categories clear all

  • administrative entities (A)
  • cities, towns, hamlets...(P)
  • sites, buildings, complexes...(S)
  • roads, routes, rail...(R)
  • regions, landscape areas (L)
  • terrestrial landforms (T)
  • water bodies (H)

temporal ( default = all )


Place Search in WHG

There are two data stores in WHG, which can be searched independently: a union index and a database. Data uploaded to WHG is initially stored in a relational database, and records from all datasets flagged as "public" are searchable with the "Search Database" option above. When a dataset is accessioned, its records are added to a union index, where place records asserted as "closely matched" are grouped. The default scope of search is the union index.