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United States Concise - Geographic Names Information System (GNIS): United States, 2009

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Description:
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.
Collection:
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Place:
United States
Subjects:
Transportation, Location, Imagery and Base Maps, Structure, Environment, Society, Economy, Inland Waters, and Utilities and Communication
Year:
1974
Contributed by:
Penn State
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