geography

Country Name Authority List

"This country codes authority table is intended to provide a code related to the names of the countries – in a short and in a long form – in the 24 official languages of the European Union.These codes are used for the documentary metadata and may present slight differences with those used for the production of documents at a stylistic level.

Place Name Authority List

"The Places name authority list (NAL) or Common Authority Table (CAT) is a controlled vocabulary listing locations relevant for the descriptive metadata used at the Publications Office and the core metadata used in the data exchange between the institutions involved in the legal decision making process.

In this authority table (AT) the authority codes are constructed based on UN/LOCODE codes. The AT uses the classification (membership classification) and the authority codes of the country AT. This AT also provides ISO 3166-2 codes, as well as geographical coordinates.

Classification of the Biogeographical Provinces of the World

"This is a hierarchical system which consists of (1) biogeographic regions, i.e. major taxa; (2) biotic provinces withinthe regions. Further, each province is characterized by a (3) major biome or biome-complex. As discussed above, we re-name the first two items (biogeographical realm, biogeographical province)."

Diccionario de Geográfico

"La identificación de los hitos geográficos -países, ciudades, regiones-, es básica a la hora de abordar la catalogación de un bien cultural. Este Tesauro Geográfico, que ubica los principales hechos geográficos repartidos por los cinco continentes, incluidos sus mares y océanos, es una herramienta fundamental para esa identificación y descripción de las colecciones de patrimonio cultural, permitiendo individualizar cada bien cultural en base a su lugar de procedencia, producción, emisión y adquisición, así como completar su contextualización con descriptores geográficos de referencia."

"The identification of geographical landmarks - countries, cities, and regions - is basic when it comes to dealing with the cataloging of a cultural asset. This Geographical Thesaurus, which locates the main geographical facts spread over five continents, including its seas and oceans, is a fundamental tool for identifying and describing cultural heritage collections, making it possible to identify each cultural asset based on its place of origin, production, emission and acquisition, as well as to complete its contextualization with reference geographical descriptors."

Nigerian Local Government Area Geodemographic Classification System and Profiler

"In a nut-shell, a geodemographic classification system is an attempt to simplify a large and complex body of information about people, where and how they live, work or recreate. It is developed on geographical ideas that similar people with similar characteristics are more likely to live within the same locality and that such area types will be distributed in different locations across geographical space.

"In a nut-shell, a geodemographic classification system is an attempt to simplify a large and complex body of information about people, where and how they live, work or recreate. It is developed on geographical ideas that similar people with similar characteristics are more likely to live within the same locality and that such area types will be distributed in different locations across geographical space.

Country – New Zealand Standard Classification

"Country is a key variable for determining population and economic statistics that relate to birthplace, country of residence, overseas trade, and balance of payments data. There are two types of country classifications: the four-numeric classification and the two-alpha classification. Statistics NZ maintains the four-numeric classification according to the numeric codes and names assigned by the UN Statistical Division and the International Organization for Standardization. The four-numeric classification of a country is a hierarchical classification with three levels.

"Country is a key variable for determining population and economic statistics that relate to birthplace, country of residence, overseas trade, and balance of payments data. There are two types of country classifications: the four-numeric classification and the two-alpha classification. Statistics NZ maintains the four-numeric classification according to the numeric codes and names assigned by the UN Statistical Division and the International Organization for Standardization. The four-numeric classification of a country is a hierarchical classification with three levels.

Standard Classification of Area Unit

"The standard classification of area unit is a flat classification and contains 2,020 categories. It is released annually on the 1st of January, but there are not always changes from the previous classification. To facilitate time series analysis of data, correspondence files between area units 2006 and 2013 and area units 2001 and 2006 are available."

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