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June 7, 2024

Learn how to search the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) in a new training video released by the National Geospatial Program.

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Are you interested in exploring current and historical names of geographic features in the United States?  This video shows how to use the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) to discover names of domestic geographic features, view named geographic features on a map, and explore help options. 

Check out the video on the USGS Trainings YouTube Channel.

This is just one of dozens of videos on The National Map, you can view all of them via a playlist on YouTube.

Geographic feature names in the United States are overseen by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and held in GNIS. For more information, on GNIS, please visit the GNIS FAQ page.

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