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The Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer Server
Entry ID: Alex-Dig_Gaz-00

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Summary
Abstract: The ADL gazetteer, a geospatially defined geographic name datasets or a
place-name index, allows a user to find earth features by typing in the name
associated with that feature, e.g., find the city of Santa Barbara or find all
references to the name "Santa Barbara" worldwide. The gazetteer database may be
used as a spatial finding aid or as a ... View entire text
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Description: The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the USGS in
cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information
about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United
States. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data
base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State,
county, and geographic coordinates. The GNIS is our Nation's official
repository of domestic geographic names information.
Service Citation
Title: Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer Server
Release_Date: 2004-02-26
Provider: University of California, Santa Barbara
Edition: v. 3.2
URL: http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Parameter Definition
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >CATALOGING Parameter Definition
REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES >GAZETTEER Parameter Definition
REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES >THESAURI Parameter Definition

Access Constraints You can only run one gazetteer session at a time, and your results are only
available for a short period of time (30 minutes, at present).
Use Constraints This interface has been developed and tested using various browser. Different
browser quirks are outlined below:
Netscape 7/Mozilla:

Tool tips on result list do not wrap
Windows Internet Explorer 5/6:

Selecting File New Window will cause you to lose the last result ... View entire text
Ancillary Keywords
Geospatially referenced
NIMA Gazetteer
Geographically referenced
Geographic

Service Provider
UC-SB/ADL > Alexandria Digital Library, University of California, Santa Barbara Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: LINDA HILL
Phone: (805)893-7665
Fax: (805) 893-3045
Email: lhill at alexandria.ucsb.edu
Contact Address:
The Alexandria Digital Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
1205 Girvetz Hall
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106
Country: United States
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Distribution_Format: HTML
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Hastings, J., & Hill, L. L. (2002, September 25-28). Treatment of "Duplicates" in the Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer. Paper presented at the GeoScience 2002, Boulder, Colorado. Powerpoint presentation. http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/%7Ejordan/adlgaz/2i28_gisc02-preso.ppt

Hill, L. L. (2000). Core Elements of Digital Gazetteers: Placenames, Categories, and Footprints. (Submitted to ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-03-26
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