Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names (Revised)

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The 2007 Addendum in the six languages of the UN is included in this revised version.


Geographical names as vital keys for accessing information in our globalized and digital world

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Manual for the National Standardization of Geographical Names

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Technical reference manual for the standardization of geographical names

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Technical Terminology Employed in the Standardizationo of Geographical Names

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ST/CS/SER.F/330/Rev. 2 24 July 1987 - A/C/E/F/R/S

ST/CS/SER.F/330 24 Sep 1984 - A/C/E/F/R/S

Toponymy Training Manual

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  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 66 (December 2023) - Geographical names supporting the international decade of indigenous languages (revised)
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 65 (August 2023) - Strengthening relationships, links and connections in geographical names standardization and for sustainable development and pandemic recovery (revised)
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 64 (November 2022) - Making Geographical Names Data Accessible (revised)
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 63 (June 2022) - Geographical Names as Indicators of the Environment (revised)
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 62 (Nov. 2021) - Geographical Names in an Urban Environment (revised)
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 61 (June 2021) - Minority Names and Geographical Names in a Multilingual Setting
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 60: Special 2021 Session Edition
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 59 (Nov 2020) - Geographical Names and Sustainable Tourism
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 58 (May 2020) - Issues and experiences in the standardization of geographical names (revised)
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 57 (Nov. 2019) - Communication strategies for encouraging the implementation of standardized geographical names
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 56 (June 2019) - Curiosities of geographical names
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 55 (Dec. 2018) - Legislation on Geographical Names
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 54 (May 2018) - Geographical Names Supporting Sustainable Development
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 53 (Nov. 2017) - 50 Years of UNGEGN and UNCSGN
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 52 (May 2017) - Making Geographic Names Accessible and Available
  • UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 51 (Nov. 2016) - National Names Authorities - structures and operations

  • Media Kit 1 - Aims of the Kit
    Media Kit 2 - Geonames - social and cultural values
    Media Kit 3 - Geonames - changing world
    Media Kit 4 - Geonames - databases
    Media Kit 5 - What is UNGEGN
    Media Kit 6 - How does UNGEGN work
    Media Kit 7 - Resolutions
    Media Kit 8 - Why do we need standardization
    Media Kit 9 - Where to find out more
    Media Kit 10 - Other organizations involved
    Media Kit 11 - Frequently asked questions
    Media Kit 12 - Quotable quotes
    Media Kit 1-12 (Korean)
    Media Kit 1-12 (Portuguese) revised



    Oslo Studies in Language

    Names and Identities vol 4/2 (2012) eds.: Botolv Helleland Christian-Emil Ore & Solveig Wikstrøm (University of Oslo).
    Available languages: English

    Geospatial information and geographical names

    Geospatial information and geographical names :
    Finding our way through a forest of information
    Available languages: English

    Standardization of geographical names in West African countries

    Akinyemi Felicia (2004) in UNGEGN Information Bulletin no. 28 July 2004
    Available languages: English

    United Nations activities in the field of standardization of geographical names

    De Henseler Max (1992) E/CONF.85/1/CRP.3. Submitted by the UNGEGN Secretariat to the Sixth UN Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names New York Sept. 1992
    Available languages: English

    Geographical names - maps identity and the United Nations

    Kerfoot Helen (2009). Presented to the plenary session of the International Cartographic Conference Santiago Chile 20 Nov. 2009
    Available languages: English Paper English Presentation

    Organization and functions of a National Geographical Names Standardization Programme: A Manual

    Orth Donald J. (1990) In World Cartography Volume XXI. New York United Nations 1990 (ST/TCD/15). Sales no.E.90.I.12. pp. 11-40
    Available languages: English

    The importance of geographic names in a spatial data infrastructure

    Parker John (2001) E/CONF.93/B.P.1. Invited document for the 7th UNRCC-Americas New York Jan. 2001
    Available languages: English


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