Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) - USGS National Map Downloadable Data Collection

Metadata Updated: August 2, 2018

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is the Federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The U.S. Geological Survey developed the GNIS for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a Federal inter-agency body chartered by public law to maintain uniform feature name usage throughout the Government and to promulgate standard names to the public. The GNIS is the official repository of domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic names use by all departments of the Federal Government; and the source for applying geographic names to Federal electronic and printed products of all types. See https://geonames.usgs.gov for additional information.

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Metadata Date April 21, 2018
Metadata Created Date December 18, 2014
Metadata Updated Date August 2, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 21, 2018
Metadata Created Date December 18, 2014
Metadata Updated Date August 2, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long 180.00
Bbox North Lat 72.00
Bbox South Lat -90.00
Bbox West Long -180.00
Collection Metadata true
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid
Harvest Object Id a88f4496-63ed-43cb-a352-c48e89efbc24
Harvest Source Id 2f91caa1-5527-4ffb-8bf0-48f774a43dc1
Harvest Source Title USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Licence Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The Geological Survey will warrant the delivery of this product in computer-readable format.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1974-01-01

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