Lately I've been having fun playing with neural network generated place names (heavily indebted to @janellecshane ). I presented the work in progress to a small friendly audience today and it seemed to go down well.
Here are some maps of real (grey) and generated (blue) place names for regions of England. [fainter blues are ones the system expects to be less convincing]
@distel :D @janellecshane has already done that theme: http://aiweirdness.com/post/160407271482/metal-band-names-invented-by-neural-network
@qwertystop I didn't really give it a chance to, because I broke the data into regions first and patterns within those regions are too subtle. It did so much better with the coordinates than I'd expected that I am now going to try just giving it one input file for all of England and seeing what happens.
@C1710 I don't want to get stuck into another project like this right now because it's a bit too much like my paying work (GIS consultant, i.e. person who fusses over place name exactness for a living). But if you're comfortable with basic command line useage, I can strongly recommend the first tool in @janellecshane 's FAQ http://aiweirdness.com/faq as a quick, painless way to get started with this.