Protecting the Place Names of Wales

Digital Map

From the start, the intention of the Society and its Gwarchod project, was to work within public societies and institutions. Our close connections with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has enriched our activities and allowed us to reach out to the public.

We were invited to add to NRW’s database of topographical names, those local names that they wished to see added to the maps used daily by their staff. River pool names are one example. To facilitate this, we were given access to NRW’s digital maps to record topographical names or toponyms in the place-name world. Working close with NRW has proved beneficial to both sides. Through this work, we have developed a working relationship with the Ordnance Survey, a body crucial to our national aims. We hope to develop and strengthen this relationship.

We hope the digital map will soon be publicly available.