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GEOnet Names Server
The GEONET NAMES SERVER (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names 's (BGN) database of geographic feature names and locations for locations outside the United States . The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. The database never removes an entry, "except in cases of obvious duplication". SEE ALSO * Geographic Names Information System
Geographic Names Information System
, a similar database for locations within the United StatesREFERENCES * ^ Cartographic Users Advisory Council (CUAC) (26–27 April 2007). 2007 Agency Presentation Minutes
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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U.S. Board On Geographic Names
The UNITED STATES BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES (BGN) is a federal body within the United States Geological Survey
United States Geological Survey
, an agency of the Department of the Interior . The purpose of the board is to establish and maintain uniform usage of geographic names throughout the federal government of the United States . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Publications * 3 History * 4 Other authorities * 5 See also * 5.1 Other countries * 6 Notes * 6.1 Sources * 7 External links OVERVIEWThe Board was created in 1890 ; its present form derives from a law of 1947. Under the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Division, the BGN was created by presidential order . On January 8, 1890, T.C. Mendenhall, superintendent of the U.S
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Geographic Names Information System
The GEOGRAPHIC NAMES INFORMATION SYSTEM (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a type of gazetteer . GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to promote the standardization of feature names. The database is part of a system that includes topographic map names and bibliographic references. The names of books and historic maps that confirm the feature or place name are cited. Variant names, alternatives to official federal names for a feature, are also recorded. Each feature receives a permanent, unique feature record identifier, sometimes called the GNIS identifier
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (NGA) is both a combat support agency under the United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense
and an intelligence agency of the United States Intelligence Community , with the primary mission of collecting, analyzing, and distributing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security . NGA was known as the NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY (NIMA) until 2003. NGA headquarters, also known as NGA Campus East, is located at Fort Belvoir in Springfield, Virginia . The agency also operates major facilities in the St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
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GEOnet Names Server
The GEONET NAMES SERVER (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names 's (BGN) database of geographic feature names and locations for locations outside the United States . The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. The database never removes an entry, "except in cases of obvious duplication". SEE ALSO * Geographic Names Information System
Geographic Names Information System
, a similar database for locations within the United StatesREFERENCES * ^ Cartographic Users Advisory Council (CUAC) (26–27 April 2007). 2007 Agency Presentation Minutes
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