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Geographic Names Information System

January 1, 1984

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is an automated data system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to standardize and disseminate information on geographic names. GNIS provides primary information for all known places, features, and areas in the United States identified by a proper name. The information in the system can be manipulated to meet varied needs. You can incorporate information from GNIS into your own data base for special applications.

Publication Year 1984
Title Geographic Names Information System
DOI 10.3133/70039514
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Index ID 70039514
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Cartographic Information Center