A synthesis spreadsheet of the codes is provided
HERE (GCMD not included)
Country Names -
Greg Reed's PPT Presentation
||ISO (ISO Former)
|No. of States
||None; names of geographic locations in hierarchical
fashion, in these major categories:
|Sequential numbers to 99, followed by 2-letter codes
||A two-letter code which is recommended as the general purpose code, a
three-letter code which has better mnenomic properties and a numeric-3 code
which can be useful if script independence of the codes is important.
The two-letter codes are considered here.
|Very similar to ICES/IOC
||Very similar to ICES/IOC and NODC, but omits many landlocked states
||2-letter codes, almost identical to ISO
||ISO code deprecation practices moving from ISO3166-1 to 3166-3 need
to be documented (3166-1 2-byte code replaced by a 3166-3 4-byte code then
the 2-byte code is recycled e.g. CS Czechoslovakia to Serbia and Montenegro
to �available for reuse�)."
||BODC-served list, taken from the ICES web site. ICES had assumed
governance from IODE GETADE until Harry Dooley relinquished RNODC-Formats.
Since then it has been formally ungoverned. Unclear whether it is
systematically maintained now.
||Very formal procedures described for each ISO number
||Formal procedures under the W3C?
Primary Standards for Consideration
GCMD - From
ICES - From
IOC - From
- ISO - First published in 1974, it is has since then become one of the
world's most popular and most widely used standard solution for coding country
- ISO 3166: Codes for the representation of names of countries and
Table - From
http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/client/vocabServer.jsp - covers 244
- ISO 3166-3: Code for formerly used names of countries
Table - From
NODC - From
WOD - From
Wikipedia: Internet List of [WWW] Top-Level Domains - From