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Other naming and addressing issues Compiled by Graham Rhind. If you have any comments, corrections or suggestions for additions, please send a message. General Global Gazetteer (in English, from Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.) - This is a directory of over 2 million of the World's cities and towns, sorted by country and linked to a map for each town. A tab separated list is available for each country Getty Thesaurus of Geographic names (in English) - Type in the name of a settlement and get information such as history, location, administrative area, type of place and so on Geographic Names Information System (in English) - databases (2 million records) of geographic features and place names for the United States, and for other places on the globe International Address Formats - (in English, from GRC) - the definitive guide to global address formats. More information in each country chapter. International Address Formats - (in English) - "Frank's compulsive guide to postal addresses". A hefty collection of address format information, US- Centric, and mostly (but not always) correct International Address Formats - (in English, from AddressDoctor) - address formats for most countries International Address Formats - (in English, from Loqate) Address formats for about 35 countries - (In English, from Microsoft) Address examples and formats - (in English) List of world country names, with capitals, currencies, ISO code etc. - (in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Greek, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish) - from the European Union Administrative divisions of countries ("Statoids") - (in English) - set of links to pages providing information of administrative divisions in different countries Country information (in English) - country names in various languages, ISO and FIPS codes and other information Country codes (in English) - Country ISO 3166 and numeric codes Country codes (, in English) - Country Codes, Phone Codes, Dialing Codes, Telephone Codes, ISO Country Codes Standards and coding systems AS/NZS 4819 - (in English) - Australia/New Zealand standards for rural and urban addressing AFNOR XP Z10-011 - (in French) - France: specifications for postal addressing BS 7666-0 - (in English) - United Kindom: spatial datasets for geographical referencing. General model for gazetteers and spatial referencing ISO/TS 15000-5 - (in English) - Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language (ebXML) ISO 19112 - (in English) - Geographic information - spatial referencing by geographic identifiers ISO 3166 country codes - (in English) - maintenance agency website ISO 3166 country codes - (in English) - a list of English country names and ISO-3166 two-letter country codes. Listing of ISO 3166 and other coding systems - for 239 countries and territories International Address Standardization - features, technologies and formats (in English) - outline from a PowerPoint presentation by Joe Lubenow given 30th January 2002 Markup languages for names and addresses (in English) - a discussion and list of pointers to markup standards for names and addresses GCA/Idealliance Address Data Interchange Specification (ADIS) (in English) HR-XML Consortium Cross-Process Objects Schemas (in English) - Postal address and personal name standard OASIS TC Name and Address Standard (xNAL) (in English) - Postal address and personal name XML standard from the OASIS Customer Information Quality Technical Committee United Kingdom GovTalk Address and Personal Details Fragment (in English) UPU S42 & S53 (in English) - Universal Postal Union International postal address components and templates Why a Global Address Standard is Critical to Success in Direct Mail Marketing and Electronic Commerce. Using the UN/PROLST Version 1.1. (in English) - UN/PROLST White Paper - Amerocentric United States Street Address Data Standard Project (previously Federal Geographic Data Committee Address Data Content Standard) (in English) - USA standard Personal names and place-names (onamastics) The International Council of Onomastic Sciences - (in English, French and German) Surnames - a selected list of references about personal names - (in English) Surnames - The origins and meanings of surnames - (in English) - essay e-Onomastics blog Spastic Onomastic - a blog about names Behind the Name - the etymology and history of given names - (in English) Guild of One-Name Studies - research into the genealogy and family history of all persons with the same surname and its variants - (in English) Australia - National Placenames Survey (ANPS) - (in English) Australia - Geoscience Australia - Gazeteer of Australia Place Name Search - (in English) Australasia - Committee for Geographical Names of Australasia - (in English) New South Wales (Australia) - Geographical Names Board of New South Wales - (in English) Tasmania (Australia) - Place naming in Tasmania - (in English) Australia - Aboriginal place names around Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay - (in English) New Brunswick (Canada) toponymy - (in English or French) Nova Scotia (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Ontario (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Place name finder - (in English) Prince Edward Island (Canada) geographical names - (in English) Québec (Canada) toponymy - (in French, English or Spanish) Yukon (Canada) geographical place names board - (in English) Names in Denmark - (in English) Estonia Keele Instituudi kohanimeandmebaas (KNAB) / Place names database - (in Estonian and English) Institute for the Languages of Finland, Onomastic Research - (in English, Finnish or Swedish) Germany - Deutschen Gesellschaft für Namenforschung eV - (in German) Germany - Onomastik - Namen und Namensbedeuting - (in German) Germany - Zentrum für Namenforschung - (in German) Germany - Forschergruppe NAMEN (Universität Regensburg) - (in German) Lexicon of Greek Personal Names - (in English) Ireland - The Locus Project - a new historical dictionary of Irish Placename - (in English) Ireland - Placenames Database of Ireland - (in Irish or English) Lithuania - Institute of the Lithuanian Language - Lietuviµ Kalbos Instituttas - (in Lithuanian) Netherlands - Meertens Institute - Corpus of given names in The Netherlands - (in English or Dutch) New Zealand - Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names - (in English) Norway - Norsk namnelag, Norwegian name association - (in Norwegian and English) Norway - Norwegian farm names database - (in English) Names Society of Southern Africa - (in English) Spain - Asociación Galega de Onomástica - (in Galician) Sweden - Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Swedish Institure for Language and Folklore - (in Swedish) Switzerland - Orts- und Flurnamen, Kanton Luzern - (in German) Council of Geographic Names Authorities in the United States (COGNA) - (in English) United Kingdom - Association of British Countries Gazetteer of British Place Names - (in English) United Kingdom - Key to English Place-Names - (in English) United Kingdom - England & Wales Baby Names - (in English) United Kingdom - Onomastics - (in English) United Kingdom - The English Place-Name Society - (in English) United Kingdom - the Welsh Place-name Society, Cymdeithas Enwau LLeodd Cymru - (in English or Welsh) United Kingdom - the Scottish Place-name Society, Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba - (in English) United States Board on Geographic Names - (in English) United States - (in English - name popularity and meanings Onomastic Journals Onoma - Journal of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences - (in English) The Journal of Literary Onomastics - (in English) Nomina - Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland - (in English) Nomina Africana - Names Society of Southern Africa - (in English) Onomastica Uralica - onomastics in Finno-Ugric languages - (in English) Croatia - Folia Onomastica Croatica - (in English and Croatian) Germany - Beiträge zur Namenforschung - (in German) Germany - Zuname: Zeitschrift für Namenforschung, Surnames: Journal of Name Studies - (in German) Magyar Nyelv - Journal of the Society of Hungarian Linguistics - (in English) Naamkunde - Tijdschrift voor naamkunde in het Nederlandse taalgebied - (in Dutch) Norway - Nytt om nam - (in Norwegian) Russia - Problems of Onomastics - (in English) Namn och bygd: Tidskrióft fr nordisk ortnamnsforskning - (in Swedish) Ortnamnssällskapet i Uppsala - (in Swedish and English) Clann Tuirc - The Journal of Scottish Name Studies - (in English) Country-by-country Afghanistan (in English) - list of Afghanistan's provinces Australia (in English) - correct addressing format Australia (in English) - place name lookup engine Australia (in English) - G-NAF - all physical addresses in Australia, geocoded. Belarus - (in Belarussian) - Explanation of the Belarussian address format Canada - Official thoroughfare type abbreviations - Canadian Post Office page. Scroll down the page to the text "Symbols Recognized by Canada Post - Street Types" to request this page Canada (in English) - addressing guide, full details on addressing in Canada Canada (in French) - addressing guide, full details on addressing in Canada Cayman Islands - (in English) - Cayman Post addressing guide Croatia (in English) - correct address format and other postage information Egypt - (in English) - The Postal Museum Estonia (in English) - place name lists German place names (in English) - information about German place names and naming conventions Guyana (in English) - Example address format and envelope layout information Japan (in English) - correct address format Japan (in English) - a YouTube video about the Japanese addressing system Latvia (in Latvian) - shows correct address format for Latvia Luxembourg (in French) - correct addressing guide Luxembourg (in English) - correct addressing guide Luxembourg (in German) - correct addressing guide Luxembourg (in English) - Lists of Luxembourg place names in French, Luxembourgeois and German Malaysia (in English) - shows, amongst other things, correct address formats for Malaysia. Choose "Mail Services", "General Mailing Solutions","Letter" New Zealand - (in English) - searchable database of New Zealand place- and street names New Zealand - (in English) - Information on the correct addressing for New Zealand Nicaragua - (in English) - Information about Nicaragua’s informal urban address system Serbia - (in Serbian) - Address format information for Serbia Saudi Arabia - (in English and Arabic) - Expansive information about addressing in Saudi Arabia South Korea - (in English) - in depth information about South Korea’s new address system based in street names. South Korea - (in Korean) - in depth information about South Korea’s new address system based in street names. Spain - (in English) - addressing format information for Spain United Kingdom - (in English) - Geoplace - maintenance agency for the National Address Gazetteer Database and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales United States - (in English, from - state names and (postal) abbreviations United States - (in English), from Melissa - place name/geographical feature name lookup United States - (in English) - enter a full United States' postal address and this will return the address correctly formatted, including bar code United States - (in English) - Place name lists United States - (in English) - Lists of common and United States Postal Service (USPS) approved thoroughfare (street) abbreviations Uruguay - (in Spanish) - addressing format information for Uruguay
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