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API - USGS Search

July 26, 2017

RELEASED: July 2017

AUDIENCE:General public, partner agencies

BASE DATA:Geographic Names Information System


PRESS:USGS Technical Announcement


This API is a location search tool for locations contained in the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database. This API is suitable for hydrologically-centric applications, excludes commercial locations, is customizable, is intuitive to use, and performs well. Additional features include:

  • Framework Independence
  • Database Richness
  • Suggestion Organization
  • Automatic State Filtering
  • Wild Card Support.
  • Latitude-Longitude Recognition
  • Customizable Behavior and Appearance
Publication Year 2017
Title API - USGS Search
Product Type Software Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog