Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19810501
Title: Points_of_interest
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Abstract:
An automated inventory of the names and locations of physical and cultural geographic features located throughout the United States.
Purpose:
To promote geographic feature name standardization and to serve as the Federal Government's repository of information regarding feature name spellings and applications for features in U.S. The names listed in the inventory can be published on Federal maps, charts, and in other documents. The feature locative information has been used in emergency preparedness, marketing, site-selection and analysis, genealogical and historical research, and transportation routing applications.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:
REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.051330
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -109.853229
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.999111
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.133275
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None.
Theme_Keyword: geographic feature
Theme_Keyword: feature name
Theme_Keyword: place name
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None.
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Territories
Place_Keyword: Outlying Areas
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roger L. Payne
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Chief, Branch of Geographic Names
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 523 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 703 648 4544
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rpayne@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0730-1700
Data_Set_Credit:
The Geographic Names Information System was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
A random sample of 10% of the entries in the system were visually verified against the compilation source data (large-scale USGS topographic maps) to ensure an accuracy rate of at least 95%.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Locative references (geographic coordinates, topographic map, and county) are cross-checked for logical consistency.
Completeness_Report:
This dataset contains information about physical and cultural geographic features identified by a proper name, with the exception of most roads and highways.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Accuracy of these digital data is based upon the use of source graphics which are compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards. Comparision to the graphic source is used as control to assess digital positional accuracy.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: 1:24,000-scale topographic maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS
Source_Contribution: Feature names and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Records of the U.S. BGN
Type_of_Source_Media: card files
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1932
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: creation date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USBGN
Source_Contribution: Feature names and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Forest Service
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: U.S. Forest Service 1:24,000-scale topographic maps
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USFS
Source_Contribution: Feature names and attribute information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GNIS Phase I data compilation and edit--Feature name and attribute data are collected from the largest-scale USGS topographic maps available. These data are compared to the records of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS, USBGN
Process_Date: 198105
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Robin D. Worcester
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Chief, Geographic Names Information Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 523 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 703 648 4551
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rworcest@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GNIS Maintenance program--Maintenance cooperators feed GNIS new names and corrections discovered in the course of new mapping and revision activities and implementation of the national geographic names standarization program.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USBGN, USGS, USFS
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Robin D. Worcester
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Chief, Geographic Names Information Section
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 523 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 703 648 4551
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rworcest@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0900-1700

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Features are located by State and county, and related to the USGS topographic map on which the feature is shown.
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 12
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -111.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Points_of_interest
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATURE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELEVATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The dataset contains records for named geographic features located in the United States, its Territories and Outlying Areas. The records are organized by State (or State equivalent). Each record includes: the official name of the feature; the feature type; the county(s) in which the feature is located; the name(s) of the USGS 1:24,000-scale topographic map(s) on which the feature is shown; geographic coordinates locating the mouth of linear features and the approximate center of areal features, and coordinates locating the feature on each additional (if any) USGS 1:24,000-scale map on which the feature is shown; a bibliographic code referring to the source of information for each record, and other names by which the feature may be or may have been known. Some records include information about the history of the feature or the origin of the feature name.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1987 Geographic Names Information System--Data Users Guide 6; Reston, Virginia Softcopy in hypertext format is available at: <http://geonames.usgs.gov/gnis_users_guide_toc.html>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Science Information Center, U.S.Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 507 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 888 ASK USGS
Hours_of_Service:
In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is available at: <http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>
Resource_Description: Geographic Names Information System
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The Geological Survey will warrant the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer appropriate adjustment of credit when the product is determined unreadable by correctly adjusted computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition. Requests for adjustment of credit must be made within 90 day from the date of this shipment from the ordering site.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 5.190
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://geonames.usgs.gov/geonames/stategaz/index.html>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20101215
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 508 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 703 648 4543
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile