Toponymy Interest Group

of

The American Name Society

 

OBJECTIVE 6:

Important web sites of placename data include:

1) The Geographic Names Information System, maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey.

2) The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, an interactive web site maintained by the Getty Information Institute

3) UNGEGN (United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names) website:         http://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo 

4) Searching the Canadian Geographical Names Database:

    http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/search/search_e.php 

 

5) Principles and Procedures of Geographical Naming (Canada):

    http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/pdf/prandpro_2001e.pdf 

 

6) Feature Types (Canada):

    http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/info/type_e.php 

 

7) Guidelines for the selection of names for Atlas maps (Canada):

    http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/learning_resources/carto/guidelines.html 

 

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