UNGEGN Liaison Officers
International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Peter Jordan (Austria), E-mail Peter.Jordan@oeaw.ac.at
Peter Jordan is the chair from the ICA side of the Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy, a joint venture of ICA and IGU committed to fostering cartographic and geographical research in toponymy supplementary to UNGEGN with its focus on standardization; reports to UNGEGN on the activities of this Commission and other toponymy-related activities of ICA as well as back to ICA on UNGEGN's activities and eventual needs for complementary cartographic research.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Peeter Päll (Estonia), E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS)
Leila Matfolk (Sweden), E-mail: email@example.com
International Geographical Union (IGU)
Cosimo Palagiano (Italy), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cosimo Palagiano is the chair from the IGU side of the Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy, a joint venture of ICA and IGU committed to fostering cartographic and geographical research in toponymy supplementary to UNGEGN with its focus on standardization; reports to IGU on UNGEGN's activities and eventual needs for complementary geographical research.
International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
Trent Palmer (USA), E-mail email@example.com
The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental organization that works to ensure all the world's seas, oceans and navigable waters are surveyed and charted. The IHO cooperates with UNGEGN on issues related to the naming of maritime features and helps support any actions that may be required to further enhance safety at sea and the protection of the marine environment.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 211 (TC/211)
Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu (Germany), E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ISO/TC 211 is a standard technical committee formed within ISO, tasked with covering the areas of digital geographic information (such as used by geographic information systems) and geomatics. It is responsible for preparation of a series of International Standards and Technical Specifications. The ISO/TC 211 work is closely related to the efforts of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). A Category A-liaison was established with UNGEGN in 2002 in order to make an effective contribution to the work of the ISO/TC 211 for questions dealt with geographical names standardization.
Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)
Glenn Guempel (USA), E-mail email@example.com
Catherine Cheetham (United Kingdom), E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unicode encoding standard provides the basis for processing, storage and interchange of text data in any language in all modern software and information technology protocols. The liaison between Unicode and UNGEGN dates from 2002 and was set up to provide a mechanism to ensure that characters required by UNGEGN members' national geographical names were included in the Unicode standard.
- Working Groups
- Bureau and Convenors
- Liaison Officers
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