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OUTCOMES FROM CGA WORKSHOP
ROME, 15-17 MARCH 1999


WORKSHOP 2 - SCAR COMPOSITE GAZETTEER OF ANTARCTICA

OUTCOMES AND ACTION ITEMS

Item: CGA on the web

No resources in Italy to develop map-based search facility

Action - GGI

Carry out three-monthly up-dates of website

Action - Chiara Ramorino

Date of revision on title page to read Date of latest information, February 1999, to distinguish this date from the date the website is amended

Action - Chiara Ramorino

Create links to national names site under New proposals and New approvals after suggestion approved by GGI

Action - Chiara Ramorino

Request appropriate national website addresses from GGI members for these links

Action - Chiara Ramorino

GGI members to check e-mail addresses given on Web in Annex C and advise Chiara Ramorino

Action - GGI / Chiara Ramorino

Report to GGI in July 1999 on feasibility of setting up an ftp site for access to SCOUT software

Action - Chiara Ramorino

 

Item: CGA Addendum to Edition 1

Hard copy format agreed: Preface (very short), Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 as one slim volume in a card cover

Action - NIL

Investigate funding for photograph on card cover

Action - Roberto Cervellati

Reference numbers that are now obsolete will not be re-used in future

Action - NIL

Annotate empty reference numbers in Volume 2 if automation feasible

Action - Chiara Ramorino

Co-ordinates to be submitted to CGA as degrees and minutes or degrees, minutes and seconds (seconds to only one decimal point). Decimal degrees to be converted by approving country to CGA format

Action - GGI

Consider Addendum being published separately from revised CGA on website

Action - GGI

 

Item: CGA Edition 2

Format for Volume 2 agreed and guidelines to be prepared

Action - Roberto Cervellati / Chiara Ramorino

Examples to accompany guidelines to be prepared

Action - Chiara Ramorino

Letter requesting new information to be drafted and sent to GGI members and National SCAR delegates by 31 May 1999

Action - Roberto Cervellati

Minutes of Workshop to be prepared by 26 March 1999

Action - Janet Thomson

Additional information to Edition 2 to be returned to Italy by 31 January 2000

Action - GGI

Assemble new material (letters A to F) for presentation of draft volume at Tokyo 2000

Action - Chiara Ramorino

Final publication on web of Edition 2 (includes descriptions of every feature by all countries -1500-2000 page document) in 2002

Action - NIL at this stage

Possible synthesis of descriptive material to reduce size of CGA (Edition 3) to allow hard copy publication in (?)2006

Action - NIL at this stage

 

Item: Continuation of resource commitment to CGA

Investigate resources available for continuing effort by Italy, for discussion at Tokyo

Action - Roberto Cervellati

 

Item: Publications

Agreed that publication of Edition 1 by Elsevier is not commercially viable

Action - For further discussion at GGI meeting in Heppeheim, July 1999

Consideration of Edition 1.1 (with Addendum) as a hard copy publication to be deferred to Heppenheim meeting in July

Action - GGI

Edition 2 too large for a hard copy publication; would not be ready before 2002

Action - NIL at this stage

Suggested addition of CGA website address to ATCM flyer

Action - Glenn Johnstone

Major amendments to Polar Record paper to be mailed to Drew Clarke immediately

Action - Chiara Ramorino / Janet Thomson

New Table 2 and possibly Table 4 for paper to be mailed electronically to Drew Clarke

Action - Chiara Ramorino