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United States city leaders often bow to public opposition and confine King’s name to minor, residential streets or roads largely within African American neighborhoods. But this is not always the case and there are interesting counterpoints. For example, Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern, North Carolina is a major commercial artery with over 200 businesses, including car dealerships, national retail chains, and a mall. Pepsi-Cola was invented in New Bern and the Pepsi bottling plant is located on King. The New Bern case is also noteworthy because the street naming campaign had white co-operation and support. Photograph by Matt Mitchelson (used with permission) 

United States city leaders often bow to public opposition and confine King’s name to minor, residential streets or roads largely within African American neighborhoods. But this is not always the case and there are interesting counterpoints. For example, Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern, North Carolina is a major commercial artery with over 200 businesses, including car dealerships, national retail chains, and a mall. Pepsi-Cola was invented in New Bern and the Pepsi bottling plant is located on King. The New Bern case is also noteworthy because the street naming campaign had white co-operation and support. Photograph by Matt Mitchelson (used with permission) 

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... mountains, rivers, valleys, springs) and human-made or cultural features (e.g. cities, villages, archaeological sites, remains, streets) (Alderman 2010). Thus, they reflect and identify both the physical and human peculiarities of a place and often change over time due to changes in physical and human peculiarities. ...
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The Sinai Peninsula is a vital part of the Arab Republic of Egypt, geographically and historically. Its uniqueness and diversity of nature are reflected in its place-names, including both physical and human (cultural) features. The objectives of this study are to: (1) construct a digital geo-database of place-names; (2) classify the collected names based on their meanings to understand the motives behind naming them; and (3) utilize GIS-based spatial analysis techniques to map, geo-visualize and analyse the spatial distribution pattern of specific categories of such names. In this paper, the results show that most place-names are descriptive of the place they belong, either in whole or in part. They usually depict their geographical character and that in turn demonstrates how place-names and the naming process itself represent responses to the physical environment and cultural landscape and how place-names studies reveal patterns of settlement in the region under study.