MYGEONAMES

Geographical Names Naming Guidelines

These guidelines cover matters related to the selection, forms and application of geographical names in Malaysia. Consistent use of accurate place names is an important element in effective communication worldwide. It also supports socio-economic development, conservation and national infrastructure. The United Nations Conference on the Standardisation of Geographical Names which convened in Montreal in 1987, discussed the need to develop toponymic guidelines by each member country. This document represents Malaysia’s effort to meet such a need. It was prepared by the National Committee on Geographical Names under the auspices of the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia as a national geospatial data infrastructure development initiative

  1. Summary
  2. Details
  3. Guidelines for Determination of Geographical Names (PDF)
  4. Guidelines for Determination of Geographical Names Second Edition (PDF)
  5. Addendum Document of Guidelines for Determination of Geographical Names
  6. Standardization of Undersea Feature Names