Ponto, multi-thesaurus tool
Posted by Dario Rodighiero under Design
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Finally the multi-thesaurus tool, a project in collaboration with FAO, BGS and BNCF, has a new name, Ponto, and a logo.
Pontus was part of the old-Greek mythology. Son of Gaia, he was the god of the Mediterranean Sea and the personification of the road connecting all the nations on this Sea.
Since Pontus means connections, we found appropriate to use his Italian name Ponto – rounder than English – as metaphor of the mapping among different controlled vocabularies.