Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Structures

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

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 for additional information.n

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from DHS datajson source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Under Secretary / Management
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier 2595
Data Last Modified 2018-07-03T04:00:00.000Z
Rights United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa & Misc. Islands
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 024:010
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Program Code 024:000
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 003591a9ffcff62c5ee38eafa1cdeb1f1a25f9d2
Source Schema Version 1.1

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