Eleventh United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names

The Eleventh United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names was held at United Nations Headquarters from 8 to 17 August 2017, in accordance with Economic and Social Council decision 2016/259. The Conference was attended by 278 participants. from 66 countries.

More about the conferences can be found at UN’s official web site: Report of The Conference.

 

Register of geographic names published on European Data Portal

The European Data Portal harvests the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across European countries.

Portals can be national, regional, local or domain specific. They cover the 28 EU Member States, EEA, countries involved in the EU’s neighbourhood policy and Switzerland.

Information regarding the provision of data and the benefits of re-using data is also included.

Currently, the European portal published 592.470 sets of data, including Register of geographic names.

50th UNGEGN Information Bulletin published

United Nations Expert Group on Geographical Names twice a year, since 1988, issues the UNGEGN Information Bulletin. Bulletin serves for sharing knowledge globally on the standardization of geographical names and contains interesting articles and papers, reports of the working groups, the implementation process of their activities as well as current issues in the field of geographical names.

In June 2016, 50th Information Bulletin was published under the theme “Exonyms -standard or standardization”. In addition to articles on this subject, the Bulletin contains divisional reports, reports from working groups of UNGEGN, MemberState papers and information on upcoming events. In this Bulletin, among other things, we can find article of Mrs. Ivana Crljenko from The Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography entitled: Dealing with Exonyms in Croatia. Bulletin can be downloaded at the following link.

29th Session of the UNGEGN

From 25 to 29 April 2016, 29th session of the UNGEGN (United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names) was held in Bangkok, Thailand. 29th Session of the UNGEGN, which was attended by 180 representatives, presented reports on the work of the United Nations Expert Group on Geographical Names, the activities of the working groups, issues that experts meet, as well as guidelines for their resolution.

The 30th Session of the UNGEGN shall be held on 7 and 18 August 2017 in New York, USA, while the 11th United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names shall also be held in New York from 8 to 17 August 2017.

More information on the 29th session of UNGEGN can be found on the following link.

Redesign of the web page of the Gazetteer of Geographical Names

With the aim of intuitive and simple access to the required contents, the web page dedicated to the Croatian Gazetteer of Geographical Names is restored. The site is restructured and redesigned. Also, to access the network services of the Gazetteer of Geographical Names, Terms of use were introduced which the users have to accept if they want to access the data.

The website continues to follow the issue of geographical names, both at the global, regional and national level.