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SCAR XXX WP27iii: Relationship of National Antarctic Gazetteers to the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica

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SCAR XXX WP27iii: Relationship of National Antarctic Gazetteers to the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica
XXX SCAR Delegates Meeting
14-16 July 2008, Moscow, Russia

SCAR XXX WP27iii: Relationship of National Antarctic Gazetteers to the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica

Working Paper 27iii
Agenda Item: 9.1
Posted/Revised: March 1
Person Responsible: Brolsma

Overview

The SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (SCAR CGA) is a product, compiled purely for the convenience of the SCAR community and has no legal authority or standing. It is digital application that collects and compiles place names, locations of names and descriptions of names in Antarctica provided by the national names committees of nations active in Antarctica, for a range of purposes. This report notes what the SCAR CGA is and what it can be used for.