Data Marking and Analysis:
In the summer of 2023, we requested data from 2GIS — an electronic service with city maps. We marked the obtained list of over 1600 streets in Bishkek according to various categories and subcategories based on their names, manually examining each street from the list. We are grateful to the 2GIS service for providing the data! Without their help, this material might not have existed.
Subsequently, we unified the initial categories designated for each street to make counting and drawing conclusions easier. For example, artists, directors, and composers were combined into the subcategory "cultural figures." In our analysis, we counted actual streets and alleys, not unique street names. It is important to note that the error in conclusions between these two counting methods is only 1-2%. Data Mapping:
We extracted information about all the streets from OpenStreetMap
(OSM) and matched it with our database. During the data matching from the two databases, we encountered minor differences in street names between the 2GIS
and OSM data. Because of this, we manually corrected discrepancies within our capabilities. After fact-checking, we visualized "male" and "female" streets, as well as renamed ones. All the geometric data of the maps are based on information from OSM.