JOINT MEETINGS
20th Session of the East Central and South - East Europe Division (ECSEED)
Working Group on Toponymic Data Files and Gazetteers (WG TDFG)
EuroGeoGraphics - EuroGeoNames workshop (EGN)

9 – 11 February 2011
Zagreb, Croatia

Provisional agenda
20th UNGEGN ECSEE Division Session

9th Feb. 2011, 11 – 18 hours
10th Feb. 2011, 9 - 12 hours

  • 1. Opening of the Session.
  • 2. Organizational matters:
    • (a) Adoption of the agenda;
    • (b) Election of officers;
    • (c) Organization of work.
  • 3. National standardization:
    • (a) Field collection of names;
    • (b) Office treatment of names;
    • (c) Treatment of names in multilingual areas;
    • (d) Administrative structure of national names authorities, legislation, policies and procedures.
  • 4. Toponymic guidelines for map and other editors.
  • 5. Geographical names as culture, heritage and identity (including indigenous, minority and regional language names).
  • 6. Toponymic data files and gazetteers:
    • (a) Data collection procedures;
    • (b) Data elements required;
    • (c) Toponymic data transfer standards and formats;
    • (d) Automated data processing systems;
    • (e) National gazetteers;
    • (f) Other publications.
  • 7. Terminology in the standardization of geographical names.
  • 8. Writing systems:
    • (a) Romanization;
    • (b) Conversion into non-Roman writing systems;
    • (c) Writing of names in unwritten languages.
  • 9. Pronunciation.
  • 10. Country names.
  • 11. Exonyms.
  • 12. Features beyond a single sovereignty.
    • (a) Features common to two or more nations;
    • (b) Bilateral/multilateral agreements.
  • 13. Toponymic websites.
  • 14. Co-operation with neighborhood countries and international organizations.
  • 15. Toponymic education.
  • 16. Geographical names databases:
    • (a) Data models and classifications;
    • (b) Data maintenance;
    • (c) Data standards and interoperability;
    • (d) Data services, applications and products (for example, gazetteers and web services).
  • 17. Promotion of indigenous and minority group names.
  • 18. The Geographical Names as Part of the Cultural Heritage.
  • 19. Implementation of resolutions and the aims and functions of UNGEGN.
  • 20. ECSEE Division Chairing.
  • 21. Preparations for the 26th UNGEGN Session, May 2011.
  • 22. Other information.
  • 23. Adoption of the Report of the Twentieth Session of the East Central and South-East Europe Division of UNGEGN.
  • 23. Closing the Session.