Place names change over time, and the same names may be used for different locations. Available gazetteers may find locations of some marine place names, but a truly global standard for marine place names is lacking. Marine Regions tries to establish for the first time a standardized list of georeferenced marine place names and marine areas. In order to preserve the identity of the marine geographic objects from the database, and to name and locate the geographic resources on the web, we promote the Marine Regions Geographic IDentifier, or the MRGID.
MRGIDThe Marine Regions Geographic IDentifier is:
- unique by using a URI (Uniform Resource Identifier), it's unique across the internet.
- persistent we will never delete, nor change the concept behind an MRGID
- resolvable pointing your client to an MRGID will return the reply of the webservice call getGazetteerRecordByMRGID in JSON format