-ach, -ingen, -zell

-ach, -ingen, -zell

A visual exploration of the spatial patterns in the endings of German town and village names. I picked the most interesting suffixes from https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortsname and cross-referenced them with a list of place names from geonames. (Note: The approach is not 100% scientific, as I only match the letters at the end of the string, not actual syllables.) It's a dataset I always found interesting to explore; plus, this quick experiment gave me the opportunity to play a bit with a few new tools and libraries I wanted to learn more about. Find the code at: http://github.com/moritzstefaner/ach-ingen-zell

Gib den Leuten Daten und sie bauen tolle Sachen daraus. Die wunderschön umgesetzte Visualisierung der regionalen Häufigkeit von Endungen deutscher Ortsnamen untermauert diese These.