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Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
  • Contains information about physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and associated areas, both current and historical (not including roads and highways). The database holds the Federally recognized name of each feature and defines the location of the feature by state, county, USGS topographic map, and geographic coordinates.
  • Includes separate gazetteers for:
GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
  • Developed and maintained by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Includes:
VLIMAR (VLIZ Marine Gazetteer)
  • A standard, relational list of geographic names, coupled with information and maps of the geographic location of these features. The purpose of the gazetteer is to improve access and clarity of
    the different geographic, mainly marine names such as seas, sandbanks, ridges, bays or even standard sampling stations used in marine research. The geographic cover is global, however the gazetteer is focused on the Belgian Continental Shelf, the Scheldt Estuary and the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Maintained by Vlaams Instituut Voor de Zee (VLIZ).