Gazetteer: Identification Information
Originator: National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA)
Title: World Gazetteer
Abstract: The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names. Approximately 20,000 of the database's 3.5 million features are updated monthly with names information approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (US BGN). For space considerations on nearly all of the Global GIS tiles, many of the fields were deleted. In some cases the Full_name field was also shorten. On the DVD volume the Full_name field was copied to a shorten Gaz_name field. And the Full_name field was processed to replace some of the unrecognizable diacritical symbols.
Access Constraints: none
Use Constraints: It is ultimately the user's responsibility to assess the accuracy and completeness of a data-set extracted from the data base and to determine if these are sufficient for the purposes to which the data-set would be applied.
Ordering Instructions: available online, see online linkage below
Contact Person: NIMA Operational Help Desk (ESICS/L-88)
Contact Organization: National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA)
Address: 3200 South Second Street
City: St. Louis
State or Province: MO
Postal Code: 63118-3399
Online Linkage: http://126.96.36.199/gns/html/index.html
Entity and Attribute Information (table heading explanations)
Shape: ArcView file type
Abstract: Note: For space consideration on most Global GIS volumes we removed the points with attributes "HLL", "STM", "STMI" in the file gaz_othr.shp (Hill names and Stream names). In a couple instances the entire "GAZATTEER MISCELLANEOUS" (gaz_othr.shp) dataset was removed.