-ach, -ingen, -zell: Visualisierung deutscher Ortsnamen-Suffixe

Superinteressante Visualisierung der Namens-Suffixe deutscher Städte- und Gemeinden von Moritz Stefaner. Ich hab’ bislang vor allem in -stadts gewohnt: Weiterstadt, Riedstadt, Darmstadt, und jeweils (sehr) kurz in -furts und -bergs: Frankfurt und Heidelberg. Also, abgesehen von Berlin jetz’.

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 Github.

achingenzell(via Golan Levin)