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How will the name changes be used by states and private mapping companies?

All of the changes to the former “sq___” names are reflected in the GNIS, the authoritative database of names for federal use. Federal agencies must use GNIS for the publication of map, products or other services. The decisions of the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) are only binding to federal departments and agencies. A state may maintain its own names database or have other policies that govern state map production, but typically and for consistency, they use the names in GNIS. Private mapping companies (e.g., Google Maps, Apple Maps, Esri) also use GNIS but are not required to do so.