I blame the site name to my Attention Deficit Disorder :} My first passion are the mountains, but here in Japan there are so many pilgrimage routes and old roads that I wanted to leave it as broad as possible. According to Wikipedia:
A gazetteer is a geographical dictionary, an important reference for information about places and place-names (see: toponomy), used in conjunction with an atlas. It typically contains information concerning the geographical makeup of a country, region or continent, the social statistics and physical features, such as mountains, waterways, or roads. Examples of information you would find include the location of places, dimensions of physical features, population, GDP, literacy rate, etc.
So, I wanted to keep it open-ended, while working on something more specific. While the title doesn’t spell out what the site is about, I’m counting on the search engines to point people to it.
I’m still filling basic blanks within the content, as well as a few lingering issues with the database (nothing is hard coded which means that I won’t have to reinvent the wheel every time I need to change something). Once that is done, I’ll register the site on several web directories, including Google. Once people start finding the site, I’m hoping that they will get involved and help with even more data.
We will see how it goes. As it stands, it has to be useful to a good number of people, and that by itself is an accomplishment.