geonames

Type  File Geodatabase Feature Class

Tags  structure, Feature name, County, United States, Feature class, Populated Place, transportation, Feature designation, Geographic name, Historical, Census Area, Territory, Geographical feature, Feature county, Place name, Feature coordinates, Feature state, Feature history, Variant name, inlandWaters, Commonwealth, Outlying Area, Borough, utilitiesCommunication, Feature identification, District, Geographical name, Topographic Map, economy, environment, Geographic feature, Parish, Antarctica, Official feature name, location, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, Feature description, Current, society, Municipio, State

Summary

Geographic Names for the State of Hawaii as of August, 2021. Downloaded by the Hawaii Statewide GIS Program from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) October 2022 (https://www.usgs.gov/u.s.-board-on-geographic-names/download-gnis-data). The Geographic Names Information System contains information about physical and cultural geographic features of all types in the United States, associated areas, and Antarctica, current and historical, but not including roads and highways. The database holds the Federally recognized name of each feature and defines the feature location by state, county, USGS topographic map, and geographic coordinates. Other attributes include names or spellings other than the official name, feature designations, feature classification, historical and descriptive information, and for some categories the geometric boundaries. The database assigns a unique, permanent feature identifier, the Feature ID, as a standard Federal key for accessing, integrating, or reconciling feature data from multiple data sets. The GNIS collects data from a broad program of partnerships with Federal, State, and local government agencies and other authorized contributors. The GNIS provides data to all levels of government and to the public, as well as to numerous applications through a web query site, web map and feature services, file download services, and customized files upon request. For additional information, please refer to metadata at https://files.hawaii.gov/dbedt/op/gis/data/geonames.pdf or contact Hawaii Statewide GIS Program, Office of Planning and Sustainable Development, State of Hawaii; PO Box 2359, Honolulu, Hi. 96804; (808) 587-2846; email: gis@hawaii.gov; Website: https://planning.hawaii.gov/gis.

Description

Geographic Names for the State of Hawaii as of August, 2021. Downloaded by the Hawaii Statewide GIS Program from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) October 2022 (https://www.usgs.gov/u.s.-board-on-geographic-names/download-gnis-data). 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 http://geonames.usgs.gov for additional information. For additional information, please refer to metadata at https://files.hawaii.gov/dbedt/op/gis/data/geonames.pdf or contact Hawaii Statewide GIS Program, Office of Planning and Sustainable Development, State of Hawaii; PO Box 2359, Honolulu, Hi. 96804; (808) 587-2846; email: gis@hawaii.gov; Website: https://planning.hawaii.gov/gis.

Credits

The Geographic Names Information System was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

Use limitations

None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Extent

West  -178.333346     East -154.449137
North  29.838089     South 16.352164

Scale Range

Maximum (zoomed in)  1:24,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:24,000

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource Environment, Structure, Economy, Imagery & Base Maps, Transportation, Society, Inland Waters, Utilities & Communication, Location

Content type Downloadable Data


Theme keywords structure, Feature name, Feature class, transportation, Feature designation, Geographic name, Geographical feature, Feature county, Place name, Feature coordinates, Feature state, Feature history, Variant name, inlandWaters, utilitiesCommunication, Feature identification, Geographical name, economy, environment, Geographic feature, Official feature name, location, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, Feature description, society

Place keywords County, United States, Populated Place, Census Area, Territory, Commonwealth, Outlying Area, Borough, District, Topographic Map, Parish, Antarctica, Municipio, State

Thesaurus 
Title Geographic Names Information System, USGS, Reston, VA

Temporal keywords Historical, Current

Citation 

Title geonames
Publication date 1981-05-01

Presentation formats digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format Live map layers in ESRI SDE; live query by URL with parameters and response in XML; web form query with tabular, geographic display and printable format; ASCII, UTF-8, or UTF-16 file download

Citation Contacts 

Responsible party - publisher
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Contact information 
Address
Delivery point Reston, VA
Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Resource Details 

Dataset languages English (UNITED STATES)

Status under development
Spatial representation type vector

Supplemental information
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names was created in 1890 and established in its present form by Public Law in 1947 to establish and maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government. The Board serves all government agencies and the public as the central authority to which name inquiries, name issues, and new name proposals can be directed. It is comprised of representatives of Federal agencies associated with land management and cartography. Sharing its responsibilities with the Secretary of the Interior, the Board develops principles, policies, and procedures governing the use of both domestic and foreign geographic names as well as undersea and Antarctic feature names.

Processing environment  Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.9.1.28388

Credits
The Geographic Names Information System was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

ArcGIS item properties
Name geonames
Location file://\\B02-OP-34\C$\Users\DelosSantosJM\OneDrive - State of Hawaii\Desktop\SOH.gdb
Access protocol Local Area Network

Extents 

Extent
Description
Ground Condition

Temporal extent
Beginning date 1974-01-01
Ending date
Indeterminate date now

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -180
East longitude 180
South latitude -90
North latitude 72

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type
Extent used for searching
West longitude -178.333346
East longitude -154.449137
North latitude 29.838089
South latitude 16.352164
Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
westBL -1413303.429300
eastBL 940210.338800
southBL 1892925.244600
northBL 3300844.539700
exTypeCode Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact - point of contact
Individual's name Louis A. Yost
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's position Chief, Geographic Names Project

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency as needed

Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
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.

Constraints
Limitations of use

None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.


Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
Type Projected
Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983_HARN
Projection NAD_1983_HARN_UTM_Zone_4N
Coordinate reference details
ProjectedCoordinateSystem
WKID 102202
XOrigin -5120900
YOrigin -9998100
XYScale 10000
ZOrigin -100000
ZScale 10000
MOrigin -100000
MScale 10000
XYTolerance 0.001
ZTolerance 0.001
MTolerance 0.001
HighPrecision true
LatestWKID 3750
WKT PROJCS["NAD_1983_HARN_UTM_Zone_4N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983_HARN",DATUM["D_North_American_1983_HARN",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-159.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3750]]

Reference system identifier
Value 3750
Codespace EPSG
Version 6.13(10.0.0)


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector 
Level of topology for this dataset geometry only

Geometric objects
Feature class name geonames
Object type point
Object count 0
Indirect spatial referencing
Features are located by State and county, and related to the USGS topographic map on which the feature is shown.

Vector 
Level of topology for this dataset geometry only

Geometric objects
Feature class name geonames
Object type point
Object count 0
ArcGIS Feature Class Properties 
Feature class name geonames
Feature type Simple
Geometry type Point
Has topology FALSE
Feature count 0
Spatial index TRUE
Linear referencing FALSE

Data Quality 

Scope of quality information 
Resource level dataset

Data quality report - Topological consistency 
Quality evaluation procedure
Evaluation method
During Phase I data compilation, a random sample of 10% of the entries in the system were visually verified against the compilation source data (large-scale USGS topographic maps) to ensure logical consistency of locative references (geographic coordinates, topographic map, and county. Subsequent data compilation and input processes include programmed validation checks for logical consistency, visual examination, and spot checks of data.

Data quality report - Conceptual consistency 
Data quality measure reference
Measure description
During Phase I data compilation, a random sample of 10% of the entries in the system were visually verified against the compilation source data (large-scale USGS topographic maps) to ensure logical consistency of locative references (geographic coordinates, topographic map, and county. Subsequent data compilation and input processes include programmed validation checks for logical consistency, visual examination, and spot checks of data.

Data quality report - Completeness omission 
Data quality measure reference
Measure description
This dataset contains information about United States physical and cultural geographic features of all types and classes, with the exception of most roads and highways. Subsequent to the original data compilation process, which was taken primarily from Federal maps, the GNIS has become dependent on input from Federal, State, county, and local government agencies and other approved sources. The completeness, currency, and accuracy of the data varies by area depending on the quality and timeliness of that input. Accordingly, the Geographic Names Project actively seeks to expand partnerships with Government agencies at all levels and other interested organizations. The latest tools and methodologies are being applied, including web map and feature services, and joint or linked web applications, to ensure that local data are properly represented in the GNIS and through the GNIS to all Federal agencies and to the public. Feature additions or corrections are accepted for consideration from any source, and when validated by appropriate agencies, will be entered into the database. Local and State agencies are encouraged to submit data and to participate in the GNIS partnership program. Non-government organizations with valuable data are considered on a case basis. Authorized partners have access to web based transaction entry and edit forms, which submit data directly to the GNIS for review and inclusion in the database. Partners also submit batch files in most standard formats, and coordinate with the Geographic Names Project to develop joint services, processes, and applications for greatest efficiency. Data entered into the GNIS immediately is available to all web services and applications dependent on it. For additional information or to request user accounts for entry and edit of production data and web seminar training, contact gnis_manager@usgs.gov.

Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy 
Data quality measure reference
Measure description
During Phase I data compilation, a random sample of 10% of the entries in the system were visually verified against the compilation source data (large-scale USGS topographic maps) to ensure an accuracy rate of at least 95%. Subsequent data compilation and input processes ensure accuracy with programmed validation checks for format and content, visual examination, and spot checks of data.

Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy 
dimension horizontal

Data quality measure reference
Measure description
Accuracy of these digital data is based upon the use of printed or electronic source graphics which are compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards. Comparison to the graphic source is used as control to assess digital positional accuracy.

Lineage 

Process step 
When the process occurred
Indeterminate date inapplicable
Description
Partnerships - the Geographic Names Project enters into partnerships with State names authorities and State and local GIS agencies to integrate name, location, and attribute data in the GNIS with State and local datasets. These partnerships utilize GIS and web technology to automate and simplify data maintenance, ensure data consistency, integrity, and accuracy, and meet the requirements of the Board on Geographic Names for national names standardization. Government agencies at all levels are encouraged to join this program. Other organizations and individuals will be considered on a case basis. For additional information contact the individual below.

Process contact - processor
Individual's name Louis A. Yost
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's position Chief, Geographic Names Project

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Process step 
When the process occurred
Indeterminate date inapplicable
Description
GNIS Phase II data compilation and edit - Feature name and attribute data are collected from official state and local sources and other approved sources including historical maps and documents.

Process contact - processor
Individual's name Louis A. Yost
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's position Chief, Geographic Names Project

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles USBGN

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles USGS

Process step 
When the process occurred
Indeterminate date inapplicable
Description
GNIS Maintenance program - Federal and state maintenance cooperators submit new and corrected data in conjunction with their mapping and geographical information system data maintenance programs. The GNIS has an active data gathering and maintenance program. A web-based data entry and edit application allows authorized users to submit transaction data directly for validation and entry into the database, where it immediately becomes available to all web services and applications. A test and demonstration site with no connection to production data is available for review, training, and familiarization. Batch files will be accepted in most standard formats. Government agencies at all levels are encouraged to join this program. Other organizations and individuals will be considered on a case basis. For additional information or to request user accounts for entry and edit of production data and web seminar training, contact gnis_manager@usgs.gov or the individual below.

Process contact - processor
Individual's name Louis A. Yost
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's position Chief, Geographic Names Project

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
0900-1700 Eastern time

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles USFS

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles Various

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles NOAA/NOS

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles USBGN

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles USGS

Process step 
When the process occurred 1981-05-01
Description
GNIS Phase I data compilation and edit - Feature name and attribute data were collected from the largest-scale USGS topographic maps available. These data are compared to the records of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

Process contact - processor
Individual's name Roger L. Payne
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's position Chief, Geographic Names Project

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles USBGN

Source data 
Relationship to the process step used

Source citation 
Alternate titles USGS

Source data 
Description
Feature names and attribute information

Source medium name hardcopy—printing on paper

Source citation 
Title Records of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Alternate titles USBGN
Publication date
Indeterminate date inapplicable

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Extent of the source data
Description
Creation date

Temporal extent
Beginning date 1890-01-01
Ending date
Indeterminate date now

Source data 
Description
Feature names and attribute data.

Source medium name hardcopy—printing on paper
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation 
Title 1:24,000-scale topographic maps
Alternate titles USGS
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Presentation formats hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format Map

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Responsible party - publisher
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Contact information 
Address
Delivery point Reston, VA
Extent of the source data
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Beginning date
Indeterminate date unknown
Ending date
Indeterminate date now

Source data 
Description
Feature names and attribute information

Source citation 
Title Unknown
Alternate titles Various
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Other citation details
Since the original data compilation was completed from the original sources, GNIS accepts data or data changes for consideration from any source, and upon validation by the Board on Geographic Names or the appropriate Federal or state agency, will enter the data into the database. The GNIS has an active data gathering and maintenance program. A web-based data entry and edit application allows authorized users to submit transaction data directly for validation and entry into the database, where it immediately becomes available to all web services and applications. A test and demonstration site with no connection to production data is available for review, training, and familiarization. Batch files will be accepted in most standard formats. Government agencies at all levels are encouraged to join this program. Other organizations and individuals will be considered on a case basis. For additional information or to request user accounts for entry and edit of production data and web seminar training, contact gnis_manager@usgs.gov.


Responsible party - originator
Organization's name Council of Geographic Names Authorities (COGNA)

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name Other Federal, state and local agencies

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name Public

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name National Park Service (NPS)

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name The State Names Authorities

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Forest Service

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name National Ocean Service (NOS)

Extent of the source data
Description
Unknown

Temporal extent
Beginning date
Indeterminate date unknown
Ending date
Indeterminate date unknown

Source data 
Description
Feature names and attribute information

Source medium name hardcopy—printing on paper
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation 
Title U.S. Forest Service 1:24,000-scale topographic maps and visitor maps
Alternate titles USFS
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Forest Service

Extent of the source data
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Beginning date
Indeterminate date unknown
Ending date
Indeterminate date now

Source data 
Description
Feature names and attribute information

Source medium name hardcopy—printing on paper

Source citation 
Title National Ocean Service charts
Alternate titles NOAA/NOS
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Responsible party - originator
Organization's name National Ocean Service (NOS)

Extent of the source data
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Beginning date
Indeterminate date unknown
Ending date
Indeterminate date now

Geoprocessing history 

Process
Date 2022-11-02 16:35:17
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.8\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
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Include in lineage when exporting metadata No

Distribution 

Distributor 
Contact information - distributor
Organization's name Geographic Names Project, U.S. Geological Survey

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Available format
Name ASCII.

Format information content Datasets of under 2000 records may be queried and displayed from the public web site and downloaded

Ordering process
Terms and fees None

Transfer options
Online source
Online location (URL)http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic

Transfer options
Online source
Description Document of Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Metadata

Distributor 
Contact information - distributor
Organization's name Geographic Names Project, U.S. Geological Survey

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Available format
Name Arc SDE.

Format information content Primary attributes are available from the names layers served through an ESRI ArcGIS web map service. The following are instructions for access by ESRI ArcMap. For other tools, please adjust accordingly. 1) Click Add Data, 2) expand drop-down to GIS Servers, 3) select Add WMS Server, 4) enter the following full URL, 5) click Get Layers, then click OK, (The service is added to the list of available servers), 6) select service if not already highlighted, 7) click Add, 8) select the service again in pop up box, 9) click Add. The layers should appear in the ArcMap table of contents. No data will appear until you zoom in far enough over continental the US. The layers display at varying resolutions. See these same layers in The National Map viewer under the Names category in the layer list. The names layers do not include all attributes. Customized files of large data sets also can be provided on request in most standard formats including shape files. The data is presented in format Arc SDE.

Ordering process
Terms and fees None

Transfer options
Online source
Online location (URL)http://services.nationalmap.gov/ArcGIS/services/geonames/MapServer/WMSServer

Transfer options
Online source
Description Document of Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Metadata

Distributor 
Contact information - distributor
Organization's name Geographic Names Project, U.S. Geological Survey

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Available format
Name XML.

Format information content Primary attributes are available from the GNIS XML service. Instructions: Insert desired parameter value(s) in single quotes following the equals sign. Do not change or delete unused parameters. Parameter definitions: fname = feature name. (Exact match. Not case sensitive.) state = state name. (Exact match. Case sensitive.) cnty = county name. (Exact match. Not case sensitive.) cell = USGS standard topographic map name. (Exact match. Not case sensitive.) ftype = feature type (class). See the GNIS public query page (http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/). The pick list for feature class contains the values. Note that the value (populated place) in the pick list is abbreviated (ppl) in the data. See question 14, How can I acquire GNIS data?, of our FAQ (http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/faqs.htm) for more details and sample URLs. As currently implemented, it is for relatively small data set queries not for mass downloads. It does not include all attributes. Customized files of large data sets also can be provided on request in most standard formats. The data is presented in format XML.

Ordering process
Terms and fees None

Transfer options
Online source
Online location (URL)http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/x?fname=&state=&cnty=&cell=&ftype=

Transfer options
Online source
Description Document of Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Metadata

Distributor 
Contact information - distributor
Organization's name Geographic Names Project, U.S. Geological Survey

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Available format
Name ASCII.

Format information content Data extract files for States and territories are available for download via web browser. Topical extracts of the data base are also available: the U.S. Populated Places File lists information about all communities throughout the United States that are described in the database; the U.S. Concise File lists information about major physical and cultural features throughout the United States that are described in the database; the Historical Features File lists information about features which are no longer in existence and/or no longer serve their original purpose; the All Names File lists all names, both official and nonofficial (variant), for all features in the nation; and the Antarctica File contains entries throughout the continent of Antarctica as approved for use by the United States Government. The data is presented in format ASCII, UTF-8, or UTF-16.

Ordering process
Terms and fees None

Transfer options
Online source
Online location (URL)http://geonames.usgs.gov/

Transfer options
Online source
Description Document of Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Metadata

Distributor 
Contact information - distributor
Organization's name Geographic Names Project, U.S. Geological Survey

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressgnis_manager@usgs.gov
Hours of service
Monday through Friday 0730-1700 Eastern Time

Available format
Name HTML.

Format information content All GNIS data may be queried, displayed, and/or printed from the public web site

Ordering process
Terms and fees None

Transfer options
Online source
Online location (URL)http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic

Transfer options
Online source
Description Document of Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Metadata

Distribution format
Name File Geodatabase Feature Class

Transfer options
Online source
Online location (URL)http://geonames.usgs.gov/

Fields 

Details for object geonames 
Type Feature Class
Row count 0
Definition
A geographic feature is any relatively permanent part of the natural or manmade landscape or seascape that has recognizable identity within a particular cultural context. The primary attributes of a geographic feature are name and location.

Definition source
Principles, Policies, and Procedures: Domestic Geographic Names, By Donald J. Orth, Executive Secretary, Domestic Geographic Names (emeritus) and Roger L. Payne, Executive Secretary, United States Board on Geographic Names and Domestic Geographic Names, Third printing (revised) and Preliminary Online Edition, 1997 (http://geonames.usgs.gov/docs/pro_pol_pro.pdf).

Field OBJECTID 
Alias OBJECTID
Data type OID
Width 4
Precision 0
Scale 0

Field description
Internal feature number.

Description source
Esri

Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Field Shape 
Alias Shape
Data type Geometry
Width 0
Precision 0
Scale 0

Field description
Feature geometry.

Description source
Esri

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.

Field FEATURE_ID 
Alias FEATURE_ID
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field FEATURE_NAME 
Alias FEATURE_NAME
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field FEATURE_CLASS 
Alias FEATURE_CLASS
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field STATE_ALPHA 
Alias STATE_ALPHA
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field STATE_NUMERIC 
Alias STATE_NUMERIC
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field COUNTY_NAME 
Alias COUNTY_NAME
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field COUNTY_NUMERIC 
Alias COUNTY_NUMERIC
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field PRIMARY_LAT_DMS 
Alias PRIMARY_LAT_DMS
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field PRIM_LONG_DMS 
Alias PRIM_LONG_DMS
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field PRIM_LAT_DEC 
Alias PRIM_LAT_DEC
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field PRIM_LONG_DEC 
Alias PRIM_LONG_DEC
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field SOURCE_LAT_DMS 
Alias SOURCE_LAT_DMS
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field SOURCE_LONG_DMS 
Alias SOURCE_LONG_DMS
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field SOURCE_LAT_DEC 
Alias SOURCE_LAT_DEC
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field SOURCE_LONG_DEC 
Alias SOURCE_LONG_DEC
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field ELEV_IN_M 
Alias ELEV_IN_M
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field ELEV_IN_FT 
Alias ELEV_IN_FT
Data type Double
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field MAP_NAME 
Alias MAP_NAME
Data type String
Width 255
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field DATE_CREATED 
Alias DATE_CREATED
Data type Date
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


Field DATE_EDITED 
Alias DATE_EDITED
Data type Date
Width 8
Precision 0
Scale 0


References 

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference

Aggregate resource name 
Title Geodata.gov, Geospatial One-Stop
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Other citation details
Geodata.gov is a geographic information system (GIS) portal, also known as the Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) that serves as a public gateway for improving access to geospatial information and data under the Geospatial One-Stop E-Government initiative. Geospatial One-Stop is one of 24 E-Government initiatives sponsored by the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to enhance government efficiency and to improve citizen services. See the Geographic Names community in geodata.gov.


Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Resource location online
Online location (URL)http://gos2.geodata.gov/

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference

Aggregate resource name 
Title The National Map
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Other citation details
The National Map, is a seamless, continuously maintained set of public domain geographic base information that serves as a foundation for integrating, sharing, and using other data easily and consistently. The National Map viewer is a Web-enabled portal to all of the geospatial information contained in The National Map. This portal not only supports on-line access to the geospatial information, but also allows the download of digital data and creation of cartographic products. The GNIS supports The National Map as the source for the gazetteer search in Find Place function of The National Map viewer and as active names layers.


Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Resource location online
Online location (URL)http://nationalmap.gov/

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference

Aggregate resource name 
Title The National Hydrography Dataset
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Other citation details
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a comprehensive set of digital spatial data that contains information about surface water features such as lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, springs and wells. Within the NHD, surface water features are combined to form "reaches," which provide the framework for linking water-related data to the NHD surface water drainage network. These linkages enable the analysis and display of these water-related data in upstream and downstream order. The GNIS provides geographic feature name data to the National Hydrography Dataset.


Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Resource location online
Online location (URL)http://nhd.usgs.gov/

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference

Aggregate resource name 
Title GEOnet Names Server
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Other citation details
The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (US BGN). Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly.


Responsible party - originator
Organization's name National Geospatial Agency (NGA)

Resource location online
Online location (URL)http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference

Aggregate resource name 
Title LandView
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Other citation details
LandView is a desktop mapping system that searches and maps selected information from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey. LandView contains a large subset of GNIS feature, location, and attribute data for the United States. It is available on DVD. See the LandView web site for information concerning the latest edition and ordering.


Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Census Bureau

Resource location online
Online location (URL)http://landview.census.gov/

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference

Aggregate resource name 
Title The National Atlas
Publication date
Indeterminate date unknown

Other citation details
The National Atlas summarizes national-scale geographical information and delivers easy to use, map-like views of America's natural and sociocultural landscapes. This digital version revises a large bound collection of paper maps that was published in 1970. The Atlas serves a diverse populace as an essential reference, a framework for information discovery, an instrument of education, an aid in research, and a reliable source of government information. It includes stimulating products and services for children and adults to understand complex relationships among environments, places, and people. It contributes to our knowledge of the environmental, resource, demographic, economic, social, political, and historical dimensions of American life. Though it cannot display detailed map information, the Atlas directs users to other sources for this information. The GNIS provides geographic feature, location, and attribute data to the National Atlas.


Responsible party - originator
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey

Resource location online
Online location (URL)http://nationalatlas.gov/

Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format

Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name dataset

Last update 2022-11-02 

ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC

Created in ArcGIS for the item 2022-10-20 18:40:11
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2022-11-02 16:35:15

Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2022-11-02 16:35:15

Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact - point of contact
Individual's name Louis A. Yost
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's position Chief, Geographic Names Project

Contact information 
Phone
Voice 703 648 4552
Address
Type postal
Delivery point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area Virginia
Postal code 20192