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Discussion Forum 3 - General feature types and categories - was initiated by conference paper Feature Types for Global Gazetteers (Laura Kostanski et al., Australia) submitted to the Technical Committee IV session of the 10th UNCSGN (see attachments).
The paper describes the many challenges of developing global classifications for named features and requests the WG TDFG to further discuss these issues thus feeding into the larger UN Spatial Data Infrastructure initiative (UNSDI) driven by the UN Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG).
The paper should provide a comprehensive introduction and basis for all discussions within this forum.
Three sub-sites have been created in order to better structure the discussions. Each sub-site has a short introduction and some initial questions/topics to be discussed. The sub-sites are:
The discussions will be monitored and streamlined by two co-moderators.
The conference paper Feature Types for Global Gazetteers (Laura Kostanski et al., Australia) helps to commence investigations within the WG TDFG. The paper and translated summaries in the 6 UN languages are uploaded to this site and can be commented.