Search Geographic Names (MyGeoName)

Geographical Names Database (Pangkalan Data Nama Geografi-PDNG) - MyGeoName is like a geographical names data bank which is use to store names, locations, historical backgrounds and gazette notifications. It is an authoritative records that are available for government and public use. 

 

MyGeoName applications developed to store all geographical names databases all across the country. It was developed to provide authoritative information relating to the location and spelling of geographical names which are gazetted in a consistent format for the official use of government, industry and the public. 

 

Diagram 1: View application MyGeoName

 

PDNG development benefits are:

 

 Consistent use of a proper name is important for effective communication;

 To support socio-economic development, conservation and national infrastructure;

 To facilitate in locating various communities by establishing consistent use of geographical names;

 To preserve the rich heritage of places, whereby each name tells a story and provides a sense of place; and

 To identify and reflect culture, heritage and landscape associated with geographic names.

 
To expedite the process of developing databases for geographical names, the government has established National Geographical Name Committee (JKNG) which was approved by the cabinet on 11th September 2002. JKNG, then formed a committee called Working Group on Geographical Name Database and Web Gazetteer on 11th March 2003, led by MaCGDI director.  JKNG publish Guideline for the Determination of Geographical Names in 2005 then becomes a Malaysian Standard MS 2256: 2009 Geographic Information-Guidelines for the Determination of Geographical Names in 2009.   
 
Diagram 2: Organization Chart for Committees & Working Groups of Geographical Names