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USGS Geographic Names Information System: United States and Territories Online Database
Entry ID: GNIS

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Summary
Abstract: 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 ... View entire text
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Description: Search the Geographic Name Information System.
Service Citation
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey
Title: Geographic Names Information System
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://geonames.usgs.gov/
Service Keywords
REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES >GAZETTEER Parameter Definition
REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES >THESAURI Parameter Definition

Access Constraints No constraints on access.
Use Constraints Please credit U.S. Geological Survey as the Service Provider
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GEOGRAPHY
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Service Provider
DOI/USGS/GEOG/GNIS > Geographic Names Information System, Geography Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://geonames.usgs.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: GNIS MANAGER
Phone: (703) 648-4544
Email: gnis_manager at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
523 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: HTML
Fees: None
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
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-07-01
Future SERF Review Date: 2003-05-09
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