UN Committee Exploring Standardizing Place Names

Experts from around the world gathered in Vienna this week for a five-day United Nations conference aimed at place name standardization. The UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN), which was created in 1960 and is working toward a standard methodology to insure easy data sharing for events such as responding to natural disasters, economic development and tourism.

- UN via @jeffharrison

Published Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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