GNIS And Place Locations
- Category: Location
- Data Type: GIS Data Layer
- Steward(s): USGS
- Abstract: The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), local governments and other interested organizations. The GNIS contains information about physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and associated areas, both current and historical, but not including roads and highways. The goal of GNIS is to meet major national needs regarding geographic names and their standardization and dissemination.
The following data is available for download:
Location.PlaceNamesGNIS2010 contains the latest release of the GNIS dataset for the state of Utah. The dataset consists of point locations with corresponding feature names. All point entities are categorized by feature type.
This dataset is updated and released every ten years. There are no constraints or warranties with regard to the use of this dataset.
- January 23, 2012
This data contains polygons of commonly used places in mapping. It was created by AGRC from multiple sources including the GNIS point, municipalities, counties, political districts, zipcodes, etc.. The dataset is named
ZoomLocations since the names and geometries can be used to zoom to common areas on a map with widgets like Sherlock.
- December 2010