Relate country to region?
jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Wed Jan 8 11:30:03 CST 2003
>One suggestion is the "World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant
>Distributions" Edition 2, by R.K. Brummitt. It is an endorsed standard of
>the Taxonomic Database Working Group.
>A pdf of the publication, as well as text delimited files and MS Access
>database of the standard are available here: http://www.tdwg.org/geo2.htm
This data set is hierarchical and arbitrarily 4 levels deep (approximating
areas for continents, regions, countries (or aggregations or parts of
countries), and states or provinces).
Where appropriate it lists the corresponding 2-letter ISO country code, and
is a relatively painless way to get hold of this dataset.
The following on-line gazetteers have hierarchical regional arrangements of
sorts and might be suitable:
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic names:
Alexandra Digital Library Gazetteer:
Geonet Names Server (GNS):
A useful list of on-line gazetteers and place name servers can be found at:
~ Jim Croft ~ jrc at anbg.gov.au ~ 02-62465500 ~ www.anbg.gov.au/jrc/ ~
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