USGS Geographic Names Acquisition Plan Objectives for FY19 from The National Map - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Metadata Updated: September 29, 2018

U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior - The annual Geographic Names acquisition plan is to collect geographic name data over the United States and its territories through the Board on Geographic Names processes. 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. The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information about the official names for places, features, and areas in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the territories and outlying areas of the United States, including Antarctica.The Board of Geographic Names maintains working relationships with State names authorities to cooperate in achieving the standardization of geographic names. GNIS is the geographic names component of The National Map. Interested parties who wish to become a data acquisition partner with the USGS in FY19 or in future years should contact a USGS Geospatial Liaison - http://liaisons.usgs.gov/geospatial/documents/TNM_Partnership_User_ContactList.pdf.

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Metadata Date September 27, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

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Harvested from The National Map Acquisition Plans

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Metadata Date September 27, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Harvest Source Title The National Map Acquisition Plans
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