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United Nations's Manual for the National Standardization of Geographical PDF

By United Nations

ISBN-10: 1423778278

ISBN-13: 9781423778271

ISBN-10: 9211614902

ISBN-13: 9789211614909

The current booklet is designed essentially to help international locations that don't have a suitable authority and a selected set of criteria for the constant rendering in their geographical names. the data within the guide comprises feedback that are meant to be beneficial to these intersted in how one can standardize their nation’s geographical names

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If possible, these documents should be scanned into digital form for easy retrieval and viewing, as well as for archival purposes. Provision should also be made for associating the information with individual records of the national geographical names database. These background fdes and name records become an important national cultural resource. The collection will be valuable not only for standardization and cartographic purposes, but also for students of toponyrny and scholars in socio-linguistic and historical fields.

The committee system introduces more complexity into a names authority. An advantage of the committeelstaff system is that it allows persons with different specialties and backgrounds from other government departments to be represented and involved in the standardization Manual for the national standardization of geographical names process, and to work towards consensus among departments. It reduces or eliminates suspicion of bias and provides an opportunity for major users of toponyms to integrate their needs into the process.

The formulation of these standardization rules requires Standardization procedures considerable care because they form the basis for a successful programme. Principles, policies and procedures should address, for example: Rules for writing official (standard) names; General aspects of acceptance and treatment of names in multilingual areas; Dealing with the possibility of there being more than one name for a geographical entity; Treatment of minority-language names; Treatment of names derived from unwritten languages; Clarification of the precise extent of the application of each name to a feature, including the naming of the whole and parts of major features; Treatment of names established by legislation; Treatment of names that are questioned or contested.

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