Toponymy Training Course

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15-19 May 2017


The objective of the Toponymy training course is to support capacity building for members of the UNGEGN Portuguese-speaking and Latin America Divisions responsible for the standardisation of geographical names. The course is aimed at increasing the knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts of geographical naming and the standardization of a country's toponyms; transfer methods and best practices in geographical names data collection; toponymic database building, the design and development of gazetteers, geographical names servers and exposure to and practices in cartographic applications.

The course is coordinated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, UNGEGN in collaboration with the Brazilian Institute of Geography and History, Reference Centre for Geographical Names.

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