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

Metadata Updated: January 27, 2023

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://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/ngp/board-on-geographic-names for additional information.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date October 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date January 27, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI DCAT-US harvest source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date January 27, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Maintainer
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Data Last Modified 20221117
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Publisher Hierarchy Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
Source Datajson Identifier True
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Source Schema Version 1.1
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