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Geographic Names Information System

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Geographic Names Information System contains place name information for features in the United States, and location information, including state, county, topographic map name, and coordinates.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names is a Federal body created in 1890 and established in its present form by Public Law in 1947 to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government. The Board comprises representatives of Federal agencies concerned with geographic information, population, ecology, and management of public lands. Sharing its responsibilities with the Secretary of the Interior, the Board promulgates official geographic feature names with locative attributes as well as principles, policies, and procedures governing the use of domestic names, foreign names, Antarctic names, and undersea feature names.

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Geological Sciences
  • Geography

Library of Congress Subjects:

Names, Geographical -- United States -- Databases.
Names, Geographical -- Antarctica -- Databases.
Gazetteers -- Computer network resources.
Names, Geographical -- Computer network resources.
United States -- Gazetteers -- Databases.
Antarctica -- Gazetteers -- Databases.
United States -- Maps, Topographic -- Bibliography.